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It could happen again …

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There are early indications of some major underwater disturbances in the same spot off the Sumatra coast that caused the catastrophic tsunami. The landslide that caused the tsunami has weakened the earth's crust in that region.

Recently, the British Royal Navy published some pictures of the landslide that caused the South Asian Tsunami. These pictures confirm what scientists were worried about. The Indian plate is pushing under the Burma plate. Recent Geological observations in January showed that the tectonic plate disturbance 20-30 miles below the surface is actually increasing around the same exact epicenter and may be setting up even a larger earthquake and tsunami.

The damage is so severe that it is possible that further quick bursts of severe tremors and accompanying landslide and tsunami could happen at any time.

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5 comments to It could happen again …

  • Honestly that just blows my mind to think that these people could get hit again by something as bad or worse than what hit them on December 26, 2004.

  • Several links have been posted about how long that earthquake was, and how big. To have that happen twice in a lifetime…unbelievable.

    You couldnt pay me enough to live in that region.

  • I wish I’d started a list a few years back of the ‘once in a century’ events
    we’ve seen … waaay too many already and I feel its just gonna get worse.

  • more than you wanna know …

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    Another top scientific specialist in tsunamis is warning that continuing earthquake activity is increasing stress on fault lines that caused the December tsunami, making them vulnerable to another rupture and another tsunami within a year. His team predicted a quake in the Indian Ocean region for late March, about two weeks before it occurred.

    John McCloskey says the area under the Mentawai Islands west of Sumatra is most at risk of an earthquake with a magnitude of eight or more on the Richter scale. The displacement of the earthquakes in March and December changed the stress values everywhere in the region. The Batu section of the Sunda trench, south of the Mentawai islands, last ruptured in 1935 and has slowly slipped ever since. As a result, the total stresses there are probably too low to cause a giant rupture. Of greater concern to McCloskey is the section of the trench south of Siberut, which is at the northern end of the Mentawai islands. This section last ruptured in 1797, which means it has more than 200 years of accumulated stress waiting to be released.

    The seismic history of this section indicates that major quakes strike there about every 230 years. In addition, the new calculations show that the March earthquake expanded the Sumatra fault’s stressed section by about 125 miles (200 kilometers) and has not relieved any stress there. Indonesia’s Sumatra region is at risk from mega-earthquakes that could trigger waves 10 metres high, the same seismologists say.


  • I’m a little confused. Was what happened on December 26th 2004 a major rupture or just a rupture? If its just a rupture then how bad is a major one?

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