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18Jun 19
Massive waves without warning

Massive waves without warning

On September 28, 2018, a series of strong earthquakes shook the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, triggering a surprise tsunami that killed hundreds of people and led to widespread devastation. Scientists now believe that a number of factors contributed to the unexpected 18-foot wall of water: unique movements in the area’s…

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