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Re: Quakes Shift Whole Island Of Sumatra...
The revised depth is 30Km or 18.6 miles deep today and the magnitude is
currently set at 9.0 according to the USGS
On Dec 29, 2004, at 7:39 AM, David Marjanovic wrote:
The 9.0-magnitude quake struck 6 miles beneath the ocean
I thought it was 8.9 (isn't 9.0 about, like, half again as strong as
8.9?), and I thought it was 25 km = 15.6 miles beneath the surface?
The quake shoved the entire
island of Sumatra about 100 feet to the southwest.
Incredible indeed. But it's the expected direction. Subduction in one
I wonder when we'll hear anything about Australia or Madagascar, let
alone the Nicobar and Andaman islands? And is the Malacca Strait
shallow enough to have stopped the wave before Singapore -- which is
sort of at the end of the funnel?
Oh, uh... dinosaurs. Dinosaurs! I agree that *Dilong* is the most
"important" discovery of the year. *Rugops* does deserve some mention
for being Africa's first named abelisaur, but that's it.