Earthquakes Leading to a Repeat of 2004 Tsunami?
Padang, Indonesia has been the site of huge earthquakes and tsunami warnings in the past days. Just two days after the 8.4 magnitude earthquake, experts are saying that the worst is yet to come. After shaking four Southeast Asian countries, killing 17 and causing a 10-foot tsunami, villagers are seeking shelter on any flat land away from the coast. Seismologists are predicting an earthquake similar to the one that triggered the Asian tsunami in 2004 in the days to come.
The tsunami that crashed into villages on Sumatra's coast caused minimal damage, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyon said on Wednesday. A U.N. assessment team reports that a large-scale international relief operation was not needed at this time.