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Research finds human impact may cause Sierra Nevada to rise, increase seismicity of San Andreas Fault


May 15, 2014

the approximate location of maximum subsidence Research shows that human impact may cause the Sierra Nevada Mountains to rise and increase seismicity of the San Andreas Fault in California. University of Nevada, Reno, researchers presented their findings at the European Geophysical Sciences Union conference in Vienna, Austria. Full Story

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