Christmas quake off Sumatra could have seismically activated region – and European tsunamis are also possible
It is well known that strong earthquakes can often cause aftershocks for months or even years. Since the turn of the year, however, it has been quiet again off Sumatra. But a major quake could follow in another corner of the Sumatra region. And Europe is by no means safer.
That the earth resp. The so-called “Indonesian fire belt” is one of the most active volcanic regions on earth, from which the Krakatau explosion in 1883 also originated and in which a super volcano also lies dormant, the explosion of which could change the climate worldwide in a manner similar to a nuclear winter. It is also nothing new that every earthquake is accompanied by pre- and aftershocks. A good year after a major quake, these aftershocks are still possible, but so far the earth has remained calm.