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Long Distance: Research Shows Ancient Rock Under Haiti Came From 1,000-plus Miles Away
July 12, 2011
Earthquakes and volcanoes are known for their ability to transform Earth's surface, but new research in the Caribbean has found they can also move ancient Earth rock foundations more than 1,000 miles.
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