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allemand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-05 03:31 PM
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121. Expert warns of third massive quake
Mar 28 2005

An expert warned the quake off Sumatra made another massive earthquake in the region more likely. Professor John McCloskey predicted in the wake of the Boxing Day earthquake and tsunami that there was a likelihood of two more quakes in the region.

The University of Ulster based Geophysics expert, who studies earthquake dynamics said: "The location of the latest quake is exactly were we warned it would be. (...) Ominously he warned that the latest quake is likely to have added to the stresses on the earth's crust at the second site he was worried about and make a third massive quake a reality.

"It seems to me that this earthquake will also increase the stresses on the other site and make another quake more likely."
The fault line for the other site "runs right through the city of Banda Aceh" on the northern tip of Sumatra, he said.

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