A 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia early this week. The natural disaster left more than 200 people dead and over 1,000 injured in a densely populated region of West Java province. The World's host Carol Hills spoke with Katrin Monecke, an associate professor of geosciences at Wellesley College, about why Indonesia is so susceptible to natural disasters, and especially earthquakes.
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