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Indonesia / Earthquake / Tsunami Scare / Pacific Coast #784994

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 28, 2005
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Another tsunami scare in south Asia following a huge earthquake that killed hundreds in Indonesia reported.

(Tokyo: Barry Petersen) The panic as the earthquake struck featured; scenes shown of people fleeing; details given about tsunami alerts in Thailand & Sri Lanka; animation shown of how this quake, centered near the island of Nias, differed from the one that triggered the Christmas tsunamis. [On the phone from Sumatra, voice of Catholic Relief Services Ken HACKETT†- describes the feeling.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Seattle: Jerry Bowen) The tsunami threat to the Pacific coast of the US featured; details given about the possibility that the Cascadia Subduction Zone fault line could trigger a huge earthquake and killer tsunami waves and about work on the Pacific warning system; animations shown. [NOAA Vasily TITOV†- states the size of the earthquake in the Indian Ocean is what we expect for the Pacific Northwest coast; notes there will be little warning for communities to react.]

Schieffer, Bob;
Petersen, Barry;
Bowen, Jerry

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