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Tsunami equalled 40,000 Hiroshima bombs: Scientist

Dec 27, 2014    

Hyderabad, Dec 26 (IANS) The energy released by the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 equalled 40,000 Hiroshima-sized atomic bombs, according to eminent earth scientist Harsh Gupta.The massive undersea earthquake measuring 9.1 on Richter Scale, which triggered the worst-ever tsunami, caused 1,500 km long, 300 km wide and 20 meter vertical rupture.He revealed this while addressing a national workshop organised by the Indian Tsunami Early Warning Centre (ITEWC) here to mark the 10th anniversary of the disaster.The tsunami claimed 2.38 lakh lives in 14 countries. As many as 10,749 people were killed i...

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