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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Seismologists puzzle over largest deep earthquake ever recorded

Seismologists puzzle over largest deep earthquake ever recorded
Santa Cruz CA (SPX) Sep 24, 2013 - A magnitude 8.3 earthquake that struck deep beneath the Sea of Okhotsk on May 24, 2013, has left seismologists struggling to explain how it happened. At a depth of about 609 kilometers (378 miles), the intense pressure on the fault should inhibit the kind of rupture that took place. "It's a mystery how these earthquakes happen. How can rock slide against rock so fast while squeezed by the ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Seismologists_puzzle_over_largest_deep_earthquake_ever_recorded_999.html

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