posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 02:08 PM
Earthquake pushes Peninsula 18cm west
THE Dec 26 earthquake has pushed Peninsular Malaysia 18cm westward, Utusan Malaysia reported.
Quoting researchers from the Engineering, Science and Geo-information Faculty of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), the report said the shift in
coordinates occurred only in the north of the peninsula.
The discovery was made by Prof Dr Abdul Majid Kadir, Assoc Prof Dr Shahrum Ses and Assoc Prof Kamaludin Omar in co-operation with the Survey and
National Mapping Department.
The report said the readings were obtained by analysing the global positioning system (GPS) data from 17 Malaysian GPS stations.
It looks like we will be still learning about the effects of the December earthquake and tsunami for a while to come, some things we'll probably
never even know because we don't even know where to look.