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Seismologists puzzle over largest deep earthquake ever recorded


September 19, 2013

 schematic of a deep earthquake A magnitude 8.3 earthquake that struck deep beneath the Sea of Okhotsk on May 24, 2013, has left seismologists struggling to explain how it happened. At a depth of about 609 kilometers, the intense pressure on the fault should inhibit the kind of rupture that took place. Full Story

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