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Turkey, a country at seismic crossroads

The 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Van province in eastern Turkey on Sunday, causing hundreds of fatalities, underscores the country's fate to be straddling one of the world's most active seismic zones.

dateOct 24, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Fingerprinting slow earthquakes (w/Podcast)

(PhysOrg.com) -- The most powerful earthquakes happen at the junction of two converging tectonic plates, where one plate is sliding (or subducting) beneath the other. Now a team of researchers, led by Teh-Ru ...

dateApr 23, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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Small aftershock rattles downtown Los Angeles

(AP) -- A small but widely felt aftershock jolted the Los Angeles region Tuesday, two days after a magnitude-4.7 earthquake struck. An apartment building in Long Beach was evacuated due to roof damage but there were no reports ...

dateMay 20, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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Strong quake jolts Chile; magnitude 6.8

(AP) -- A magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck central Chile Friday, centered in almost exactly the same spot where last year's magnitude-8.8 quake spawned a tsunami and devastated coastal communities.

dateFeb 12, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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