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Scripps Researchers Pinpoint Hot Spots As Earthquake Trigger Points

August 29, 2012

arrows point to melt welts, where faults weaken Scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego, have come a step closer to deciphering some of the basic mysteries and mechanisms behind earthquakes and how average-sized earthquakes may evolve into massive earthquakes. In a paper published in Nature, Scripps scientists describe new information gleaned from laboratory experiments mimicking earthquake processes. Full Story

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