Global Sea Ice Extent

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Arctic Sea Ice: 1.2 Million km

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Tsunami-Causing Quake Has Astounded Scientists

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While the world has focused on the deadly tsunami it triggered, researchers have been unearthing the stunning facts behind December's Sumatra-Andaman earthquake.

It lasted longer than any quake ever recorded -- up to three hours. It ripped along more than 800 miles of fault, creating the longest known fault rupture.

Some researchers think the quake's official magnitude should be raised from 9.0 to 9.3, which would make it the second most powerful quake ever recorded on seismometers.

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1 comment to Tsunami-Causing Quake Has Astounded Scientists

  • It is incredible to think that quake lasted 3 hours or that the damage could have been worse had all the energy been released at once instead of being over such a long period of time.

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