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Reef record suggests impending Sumatra quakes

Evidence of seafloor rise and fall shows southern Sumatra is at start of new earthquake cycle

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1:13pm, December 11, 2008

The magnitude-8.4 and -7.9 quakes that slammed the Mentawai Islands southwest of Sumatra in September 2007 are likely just the first in a series of major temblors that will strike that region in the coming decades, new analyses of the archipelago’s coral reefs suggest.

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