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San Andreas Affected by 2004 Sumatran Quake


September 30, 2009

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U.S. seismologists have found evidence that the massive 2004 earthquake that triggered killer tsunamis throughout the Indian Ocean weakened at least a portion of California's famed San Andreas Fault. Researchers from Rice University, the Carnegie Institution of Washington and the University of California, Berkeley, published the findings this week in Nature. The study suggests the Earth's largest earthquakes can weaken the strength of fault zones worldwide. Full Story

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