Tsunami Disaster: Scientists model the big quake and its consequences

By Sid Perkins, 15:51 PM April 15, 2008

The magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck the ocean bottom west of Indonesia on the morning of Dec. 26, 2004, triggered several tsunamis that killed an estimated 145,000 coastal residents and tourists, claiming lives on shores even thousands of kilometers away. Researchers are now analyzing the events that led up to the destruction and modeling their possible long-term effects.

The largest temblor in 40 years occurred along a subduction zone where the immense fragment of Earth's crust known as...

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