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East vs. West quakes: Way different creatures

(AP) -- The East Coast doesn't get earthquakes often but when they do strike, there's a whole lot more shaking going on. The ground in the East is older, colder and more intact than the West Coast or the ...

Aug 24, 2011
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Why East Coast earthquakes travel so far

A rare 5.8 earthquake that rattled the eastern United States on Tuesday was felt over a wide area from Toronto, Canada down to Georgia due to the hard, brittle quality of the ground, experts said.

Aug 23, 2011
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Light and dark in the Phoenix Lake

(PhysOrg.com) -- They say you can't judge a book by its cover but, with planets, first impressions do count. New images show where complex fault lines in Mars’ Phoenicis Lacus region have resulted in ...

Nov 12, 2010
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Haiti: Physics of Quakes Past, and Future

(PhysOrg.com) -- The earthquake that struck Haiti took place along what is called a strike-slip fault -- a place where tectonic plates on each side of a fault line are moving horizontally in opposite directions, ...

Feb 04, 2010
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