Friday, July 15, 2005

Tsunami quake caused huge sea floor rupture - Science -

"LONDON - The earthquake that triggered December's devastating Indian Ocean tsunami caused a 1,000 km (620 mile) rupture in the sea floor, scientists said on Wednesday.

Using data from 60 Global Positioning System monitoring sites in southeast Asia, scientists at ENS/CNRS research institute in Paris calculated the unprecedented scale of the quake.
'We show that the rupture plane for this earthquake must have been at least 1,000 kilometers long,' said Christophe Vigny who headed the research team."

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