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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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Indian patients are evacuated from a government hospital following a tremor in Chennai, India, Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Two massive earthquakes off Indonesia’s western coast triggered back-to-back tsunami warnings for most areas of the Indian Ocean on Wednesday, sending panicked residents fleeing to high ground in cars and on the backs of motorcycles. There were no signs of deadly waves, however, or serious damage, and a watch for much of the Indian Ocean was lifted after a few hours. (AP Photo/Arun Shanker)



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