Monday, December 15, 2008

Indonesia may be on verge of earthquake 'supercycle'

The 2004 earthquake/tsunami that killed 130,000 in Indonesia may be the first scene in a long, brutal disaster movie that could play out over the next decade, according to reports aggregated by Discover's 80beats blog.

Studying coral in the region, scientists found major quakes have attack Indonesia in swarms (referred to by one expert as "supercycles") over the past several centuries. Given the timing of recent quakes, experts warn "several other major earthquakes are likely to occur in the region over the next decades."

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