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An expert has warned that a third massive earthquake is likely to hit the Indian Ocean.
Last night's tremor off Sumatra, measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale, is the second after the Boxing Day tsunami which sent giant waves along the ocean's rim, killing abut 300,000.
It makes a third more likely, Professor John McCloskey said.
The University of Ulster based Geophysics expert warned that yesterday's quake was likely to have added to the stresses on the earth's crust in the region.
Originally posted by sardion2000
I thought that Earthquakes were releaving stress, I wonder what mechanism is going on to make this happen. Makes you wonder whats going on underneath our feet.
A THREE-metre wave has smashed into the Indonesian island of Simeuleu, off the coast of Sumatra, causing extensive damage shortly after a massive earthquake, according to the Indonesian military.
Endang Suwaraya, the military commander in the western Indonesian province of Aceh, close to the epicentre of the magnitude 8.7 quake, said he had received reports that the wharf in the island's main port was badly damaged.
Originally posted by Hellmutt
Regarding aftershock vs. not aftershock,
This was no way an aftershock. It might have been triggered by the 9.3 quake Dec 26th, but this was not an aftershock. That´s my opinion anyway...