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Scientists Detect Seismic Signals From Tornado
March 8, 2012
An Indiana University geophysical experiment detected unusual seismic signals associated with tornadoes that struck regions across the Midwest last week--information that may have value for meteorologists studying the atmospheric activity that precedes tornado disasters.
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