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Earthquake swarm puts California areas on edge

(AP)—A magnitude-4.2 earthquake rattled communities 100 miles (160 kilometers) east of San Diego on Monday night, despite observations from earthquake experts that a series of small to moderate earthquakes seemed to be ...

Aug 28, 2012 not rated yet 1

Why do the Caribbean Islands arc?

(Phys.org) -- The Caribbean islands have been pushed east over the last 50 million years, driven by the movement of the Earth's viscous mantle against the more rooted South American continent, reveals new ...

Aug 20, 2012 4.7 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Earthquakes: Water as a lubricant

Geophysicists from Potsdam (Germany) have established a mode of action that can explain the irregular distribution of strong earthquakes at the San Andreas Fault in California. As the science magazine Nature reports in its ...

Nov 30, 2011 4.8 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast