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Unformatted text preview: hortened the length of a day by 2.68 microseconds (one billionth of a day) Smaller islands SW of Sumatra may have moved as much as 60-70 feet 60Northern tip of Sumatra may have moved as much as 120 feet 5 Tsunami Travel Time – Sumatra/Bay of Bengal Tsunami Travel Time – Indian Ocean Warnings Indian Ocean has no tsunami warning system Initial estimate of the earthquake’s magnitude was 8.1 Indian Ocean tsunamis are rare- last one in 1883 rareWave moved at a speed of about 500 mph AftermathAftermathInitiative to form an Indian Ocean warning system (1 year) Possibly form a global warning system Warnings Warnings 6 Damage Death tolltoll220,000+ (confirm...
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- Spring '08