November 8, 2012

Is the East Coast at Risk for Earthquakes?

Sid Perkins, Nature News


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The surprise magnitude-5.8 earthquake that stuck central Virginia and rattled cities up and down the US East Coast last year was a record-breaker in more ways than one. Not only was it felt by more Americans than any previous tremor, it triggered landslides over a wider area than any other recorded quake anywhere in the world, scientists say.

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TAGGED: Seismology, Virginia, Landslide, East Coast, Earthquakes

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