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Fragmented Structure of Seafloor Faults May Dampen Effects
July 12, 2007
Many earthquakes in the deep ocean are much smaller in magnitude than expected. Geophysicists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have found new evidence that the fragmented structure of seafloor faults, along with previously unrecognized volcanic activity, may be dampening the effects of these quakes.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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