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Slowly Slip-sliding Faults Don't Cause Earthquakes


August 31, 2009

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Some slow-moving faults may help protect against destructive earthquakes, suggests new research. Until now, geologists thought when the crack between two pieces of the Earth's crust was at a very gentle slope, there was no movement along that particular fault line. Now, two University of Arizona geoscientists have found that such a low-angle normal fault in Italy is moving slowly and steadily. Full Story

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