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Sumatra Moved 100 Feet

Ever since I mentioned it, I’ve been getting about two emails an hour asking me where I got the factoid that Sumatra moved 100 feet in the quake. I got it from the LA Times. But it’s been mentioned in a zillion outlets. Some people don’t believe it. Some people point out it was really the tectonic plate that moved. Fine, fine, fine. I wasn’t trying to fact check the whole thing. But if someone wants to debunk it, be my guest.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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