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After the Big One: Understanding aftershock risk

In early September 2018, a powerful earthquake on the island of Hokkaido in northern Japan triggered landslides, toppled buildings, cut power, halted industry, killed more than 40 people and injured hundreds. The national ...

Soft soil makes Mexico City shake like it was built on jelly

The soft soil that lines the ancient lake bed that Mexico City is built on amplified the shaking from Tuesday's earthquake and increased its destructive force, seismologists say as they try to better understand the quake ...

Explaining new jolts rattling earthquake-ravaged Italy

A wave of earthquakes has rocked central Italy in recent months, shattering medieval towns and destroying ancient homes, churches and landmarks. The latest—a magnitude 6.6—over the weekend struck a cluster of historic ...

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