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Antarctic Ice Sheet Quakes Shed Light on Ice Movement and Earthquakes


August 23, 2012

image of an ice sheet Analysis of small, repeating earthquakes in an Antarctic ice sheet may not only lead to an understanding of glacial movement, but may also shed light on stick slip earthquakes like those on the San Andreas Fault or in Haiti, according to Penn State geoscientists. Full Story

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