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Scripps scientists discover evidence of super-fast deep earthquake
July 10, 2014
Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, have discovered the first evidence that deep earthquakes, those breaking at more than 400 kilometers (250 miles) below Earth's surface, can rupture much faster than ordinary earthquakes. The finding gives seismologists new clues about the forces behind deep earthquakes as well as fast-breaking earthquakes that strike near the surface.
University of California, San Diego
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