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I guess that like a 5 storey building then?
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Sources said the ministry received information from foreign governments regarding tectonic plate shifting near Australia.
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Well, Stan Deyo issued another warning on Sunday of more possible extreme weather anomalies or underwater volcanic/seismic activities which could trigger more such earthquakes.
ASHINGTON (Reuters) - Strong aftershocks from the Indonesian earthquake will be felt for "weeks and months" but more killer-magnitude tremblers and deadly tsunamis were unlikely, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey (news - web sites) said on Wednesday.
Waverly Person, a USGS (news - web sites) director, said he anticipates repeated and at times powerful aftershocks that will spread from the epicenter of Sunday's quake in the Indian Ocean off Sumatra along a line about 600 miles long.
"I don't think there's any chance of a major earthquake of (magnitude 9) but there will be continued strong aftershocks," he told Reuters from USGS headquarters in Golden, Colorado.
He said USGS seismologists were aware of two quakes of magnitude 6.0 that struck on Wednesday alone.
A US aircraft carrier group is heading for Indonesia's tsunami-hit Aceh province, and several other US military ships are on course to the Bay of Bengal to help with relief operations.
The carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and four other vessels will be stationed off Aceh on the northern tip of Sumatra island, where the death toll from Sunday's earthquake and tsunami has risen past 47,000.
Another group of seven US military ships, including a helicopter carrier, are steaming for the Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean.
Lieutenant General James T Conway, joint chiefs of staff director of operations, told a briefing in Washington late today the Lincoln group had 12 helicopters on board, "which we find extremely valuable in these types of scenarios".