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December Indian Ocean Quake Was Larger Than Thought

Research appearing in the journal Nature says the Indian Ocean earthquake that caused the devastating December tsunami was more intense than first thought, making it the second-largest quake in recorded history.

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Christopher Joyce is a correspondent on the science desk at NPR. His stories can be heard on all of NPR's news programs, including NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.