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Creeping Fault Research
January 13, 2013 | Caltech

“New Caltech research suggests creeping faults can turn destructive which could explain the unexpectedly large 2011 earthquake in Japan and give new insight on potential future quakes along the San Andreas Fault. In contrast to some current theories, the research suggests that earthquake ruptures might not stop at creeping fault segments—which are considered stable—instead activating the supposedly stable segments and triggering a bigger quake with more destructive power across a large area.” Quoted from a Caltech media release.


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Hazard: Landslides Triggered by Earthquakes in Seattle
October 23, 2013 | University of Washington
"The next big earthquake on the Seattle Fault could trigger destructive landslides in the city, potentially affecting a much larger area than previously thought, and in areas outside those currently considered to be landslide prone." Quoted from the University of Washington press release.

Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake in China
April 21, 2013 | Reuters.com
A magnitude 6.6 earthquake in China killed over 150 people and injured more than 5,000 on Saturday morning. USGS reports that the earthquake is likely to have occurred on the Longmenshan Fault or a tectonically related fault.


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