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Indian Ocean earthquake hint at a tectonic rift

Indian OceanOne more strong earthquakes that occurred in the Indian Ocean, April 11, 2012, may signal the final stage of formation of a new boundary between lithospheric plates.

Geological stress, tearing of the Indo-Australian plate, most likely, was the cause of earthquakes of magnitude 8.6 and 8.2, which are passed along numerous faults. Tremors continued for six days thereafter.
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Posted by on September 29, 2012 in Global warming, Historical, Mysterious, Nature, Ocean


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