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Long Distance: Research Shows Ancient Rock Under Haiti Came From 1,000-plus Miles Away


July 12, 2011

earth and environment graphic Earthquakes and volcanoes are known for their ability to transform Earth's surface, but new research in the Caribbean has found they can also move ancient Earth rock foundations more than 1,000 miles. Full Story

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