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Wednesday 11th April 2012
Indonesia Earthquake (Magnitude 8.6)
A great earthquake (magnitude 8.6) hit off the coast of Aceh, Indonesia on 11th April 2012. The epicentre was 434 km SW of Banda Aceh, and the focus was at a depth of 22 km. A tsunami warning was issued for countries surrounding the Indian Ocean. Earthquakes of this magnitude have the potential to affect volcanoes within a 700 km radius. This includes Toba, Sinabung, and Sibayak. A magnitude 8.2 aftershock occurred 2 hours after the great earthquake.
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