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New Monitoring Stations Detect 'Silent Earthquakes' in Costa Rica


February 15, 2009

inspecting instruments After installing an extensive network of monitoring stations in Costa Rica, researchers have detected slow slip events (also known as "silent earthquakes") along a major fault zone beneath the Nicoya Peninsula. These findings are helping scientists understand the full spectrum of motions occurring on the fault and may yield new insights into the events that lead to major earthquakes. Full Story

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