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MH370: Fresh underwater search to move further south

An underwater search for missing Malaysia airlines flight MH370 will take place further south within the same "seventh arc" of the Indian Ocean previously trawled for wreckage, the Australian Deputy Prime Minister has said.

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MH370 underwater search to restart from August

The new underwater search for MH370 will focus on a 60,000 square kilometre area - compared to the 860km searched below the surface so far.

This map shows details of the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. Credit: Joint Agency Coordination Centre

The new phase will have two elements - firstly the mapping of the sea floor, followed by a comprehensive search.

The mapping will take around three months to complete, Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said, but will give "crucial" information for later search efforts, due to start in August.

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