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New Method For Imaging Dec. 26 Indian Ocean Earthquake Yields Unprecedented Results

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May 26, 2005
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Scripps Institution of Oceanography
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Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD and their colleagues at UCLA have developed a new method for imaging how the earth ruptured during the massive Dec. 26 Indian Ocean earthquake. In this method, the scientists use the first-arriving seismic waves generated by an earthquake to produce detailed images within 30 minutes of an event, a development that could have implications for public-warning and tsunami-alert systems.

Seismologists are using new methods to detail the processes that unfolded during the event, known as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake.
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