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Black five-pointed star is where flight lost contact; red five-pointed star is detected sea floor event location. Two Malaysian seismic monitoring stations are represented by blue triangles.
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Seismic Event May Be Tied to Missing Airplane

A group of Chinese seismologists is saying a seismic event it has detected may be linked to the crash of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight. Two seismic monitoring stations picked up a slight tremor in the ocean between Vietnam and Malaysia at about 2:55 a.m. on 8 March—about 85 minutes after the jet lost contact with air traffic control, according to the South China Morning Post. The tremor occurred in a nonearthquake zone about 116 kilometers northeast of an area where the Boeing 777 was last heard from. If the quake is linked to the crash, the experts believe the impact into the ocean was catastrophic.

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