Monday, March 28, 2005

Earthquake and Tsunami Watch

There has been a large earthquake off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra that registered at a magnitude 8.5. The quake was felt about 482kms away from the epicentre.

Seismologists believe this quake was centred in the same area as the Dec. 26 earthquake, leaving some speculation that the southern subduction zone (which hasn't had quake activity since the 1800's) is now in danger.

There is still no evidence the quake has spawned a tsunami, but Thailand, Japan and Sri Lanka have issued tsunami warnings and are evacuating coastal areas.

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