Magnitude 8.7 Earthquake Jolts Northern Sumatra

Magnitude 8.7 Earthquake Jolts Northern Sumatra
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sumatra earthquakesumatraA large earthquake occured offshore northern Sumatra on Monday, March 28 at 11:09 PM local time. The USGS reports that at least 290 people were killed, 100 injured, and that the shock was felt as far north at Bangkok, Thailand. The event occured along the same subduction zone plate boundary as the December 26, 2004, magnitude 9.0 event. See the USGS website for further updates.
Submitted by elementlist on Nov 12, 2005
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