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Aceh earthquake in photos

by | 11th, April 2012

TWO huge earthquakes off the coast of Indonesia tested the area’s tsunami warnings. The most powerful quake was centered 20 miles under seabed around 30o miles from Aceh on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. In 2004, 170,000 people died in that province. The Indian Ocean threatened to rise and move inland. But there were no signs of deadly waves. There was to be no repeat of the 2004 Asian tsunami. Technology gave warning and would have saved lives…

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Indonesian women make phone calls as they are evacuated from a shopping mall after a strong earthquake was felt in Medan, Sumatra island, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 11, 2012. A massive earthquake off Indonesia's western coast triggered a tsunami watch for countries across the Indian Ocean on Wednesday, clogging streets with traffic as residents fled to high ground in cars and on the backs of motorcycles. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)



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