The island of Sumatra, Indonesia, has shaken many times with powerful earthquakes since the one that wrought the infamous 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Now, scientists from the California Institute of Technology and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences are harnessing information from these and earlier quakes to determine where the next ones will likely occur, and how big they will be.
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- Potential for large earthquake off coast of Sumatra remains large, says Caltech-led teamWed, 3 Dec 2008, 13:22:46 EST
- Great Indian Ocean earthquake of 2004 set off tremors in San Andreas faultWed, 10 Dec 2008, 13:24:06 EST
- New findings indicate sediment composition affected the strength of Sumatran earthquakeThu, 8 Jul 2010, 14:39:15 EDT
- Stiff sediments made 2004 Sumatra earthquake deadliest in historyWed, 22 Jun 2011, 17:37:35 EDT