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"Quake Expert: Earth
A leading earthquake scientist has warned that the planet could
be cracking up after a series of massive quakes in just 48
Expert Gheorghe Marmureanu - from Romania's National Institute
of Earth Physics - says 39 quakes had hit the globe within two
The series started with two massive quakes in Indonesia
measuring 8.6 and 8.2 on the Richter scale rapidly followed by
three more only slightly smaller in Mexico within hours.
"There is no doubt that something is seriously wrong. There have
been too many strong earthquakes," said Marmureanu.
He added: "The quakes are a surprise that cannot be easily
explained by current scientific knowledge. With the Indonesian
quake for example, statistically, there should be one big
earthquake in this part of Asia every 500 years. However, since
2004, there were already three quakes with a magnitude of over
8, which is not normal.