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Tiny Clays Curb Big Earthquakes


June 24, 2010

The San Andreas Fault Observatory drill rig California's San Andreas fault is notorious for repeatedly generating major earthquakes and for being on the brink of producing the next "big one" in a heavily populated area. But the famously violent fault also has quieter sections, where rocks easily slide against each other without giving rise to damaging quakes. Full Story

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