Recent Earthquake Teachable Moments

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April 11, 2012 (08:38:37 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 8.6 Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra

A magnitude 8.6 earthquake occurred about 260 miles off the Aceh coast of northern Sumatra.  This M 8.6 great earthquake was followed by a (continuing) vigorous aftershock sequence including a M 8.2 about two hours later. 

 

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IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) Pages


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