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Asian Quake is Most Powerful in 40 Years

NPR's Sheilah Kast speaks with geophysicist Julie Martinez of the United States Geological Survey about Sunday morning's earthquake. It was the strongest quake in more than 40 years, and is estimated to have killed thousands as it spawned tsunamis in Southeast Asia.

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Sheilah Kast
Sheilah Kast joined NPR in November 2003 as the weekend newscaster for "PBS/NPR Newsbrief," the hourly 30-second television news reports produced by NPR for PBS stations.