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Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by TheCalculator: 8:40am On Jun 03
The earthquake happened just off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra and may have turned deadly in 1861.

Researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore identified the earthquake, which they're calling a "slow-slip event" or a "slow-earthquake".

This happens when a fault line in the Earth's crust is moving but not quick enough for a quake to be noticeable.

According to National Geographic, study author Emma Hill said: "I wouldn’t have believed that we would find a slow-slip event so long, but here we found it."

The researchers think a "slow-slip event" started off the coast of Sumatra in 1829 and slowly moved for over 30 years before ending in a big disaster.

The scientists have published a study in the journal Nature Geoscience explaining how they spotted signs of an earthquake event that happened for decades and linked it to the large Sumatra earthquake of 1861.

The magnitude 8.5 quake caused a giant tsunami that ravaged over 300 miles of Indonesian coastline and could have killed thousands of people.

The aftershock is said to have continued for months.

Scientists identified the slow-earthquake event by studying coral along the the Sundra megathrust fault line on the sea floor near the Indonesian island of Simeulue.

Fault line movements can leave a coral imprint that shows how the ground has moved overtime.

Coral can't grow when exposed to the air so layers of dead coral can also reveal sea levels.

The corals observed for the study show a history of the fault line moving on and off between 1738 and 1861.

The scientists hope they're work will help to predict future earthquakes.

Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/15128832/worlds-longest-earthquake-32-years/

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Re: Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by chatinent(m): 9:12am On Jun 03
Oh men!

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Re: Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by taretoofine(m): 9:27am On Jun 03
What 32 years . Do people still live in Sumatra ?
I've always know there for tsunamis and earthquakes

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Re: Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by Lekan111(m): 12:17pm On Jun 03
Earthquake is a serious Environmental hazard

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Re: Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by EmeraldKing7(m): 12:26pm On Jun 03
I know say e nor go pass Indonesia

That country is so disaster proned;
Earthquakes,Tsunamis, flooding,etc

A major earthquake happens every year there and tsnami every 5 years
A very prominent one happened just 2 years ago.. Imagine a place having earthquake, tsunami and liquefaction all at the same time...over 2k people died within 3 days

Indonesia na country were i nor fit go at all

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Re: Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by EmeraldKing7(m): 12:26pm On Jun 03
Y8
Re: Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by iampeterben(m): 2:11pm On Jun 03
I know say e go be Asian country. Dey are the second Africa continent everything wey be bad thing still dey their hand.

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Re: Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by sotall(m): 2:58pm On Jun 03
undecided

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Re: Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by meritadavize1(m): 2:59pm On Jun 03
What
Re: Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by inoki247: 2:59pm On Jun 03
People never plenty for this world den..
Re: Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by Born2Breed(f): 2:59pm On Jun 03
Really. I'm shocked like buhari

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Re: Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by Unbullied(m): 3:00pm On Jun 03
cheesy

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Re: Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by PGKing1(m): 3:00pm On Jun 03
GOD Bless Nigeria..

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Re: Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by design106: 3:00pm On Jun 03
shocked
That's a freaking long time.
We dey enjoy for this side oh.

Just say we follow get human earthquakes em.

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Re: Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by Xiaomi1(m): 3:00pm On Jun 03
Indonesia, home of wonders.
Re: Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by nairalee(m): 3:00pm On Jun 03
For 32 whole years and u couldn't locate Aso Villa and its villains for ordinary 32 minutes.

We're not impressed

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Re: Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by rita25(f): 3:01pm On Jun 03
OMO 30SONTIN YEARS ? THIS MUST NOT HAPPEN IN NAIJA OH.WITH THE WAY TINS ARE ALREADY ARE EVEN A 1SECOND EARTHQUAKE WILL FINISH US grin grin grin
Re: Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by fourboys: 3:02pm On Jun 03
Thank God for Nigeria
Re: Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by umpire1st(m): 3:02pm On Jun 03
All this could and should made me just think this is a lie
Re: Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by Lilimax(f): 3:02pm On Jun 03
They need Jesus Christ in their country embarassed embarassed

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Re: Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by Sheriman(m): 3:02pm On Jun 03
Even Buhari and his fellow fulani terrorist in government are causing earthquake to other ethnic
Re: Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by ictjobber: 3:02pm On Jun 03
Oyibo
Re: Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by iKingsley(m): 3:03pm On Jun 03
UAR is a blessed country but we are still in soup.
Imagine Human disaster as leaders. What could have been worst than that? cool
Re: Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by Judolisco(m): 3:03pm On Jun 03
Lekan111:
Earthquake is a serious Environmental hazard
more like a natural disaster

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Re: Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by Mightymanna(m): 3:03pm On Jun 03
Imagine Nigeria on that Island.
We would have easily got our 350 nations out of it.

Oya righteous come and say something, make it quick and simple please.

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Re: Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by realstars: 3:04pm On Jun 03
Wonderful God
Re: Longest Recorded Earthquake In The History Of The World Lasted For 32 Yrs (Pics) by Anselem4289: 3:06pm On Jun 03
That is very dangerous

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