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Bay of Bengal
Computer models show that one million people might die in catastrophe
It was known that the risk of another large quake off Indonesia’s central Sumatra was high, but a large subduction zone in the Bay of Bengal along the coasts of Myanmar and Bangladesh appeared to have been forgotten, Phil Cummins of Geoscience Australia wrote in a letter in the latest issue of the journal Nature.
A subduction zone is an area where two tectonic plates meet and move towards one another, with one sliding underneath the other creating volcanoes and earthquakes.