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Video Simulations of Real Earthquakes Made Available to Worldwide Network

September 22, 2010

screen shot from video A Princeton University-led research team has developed the capability to produce realistic movies of earthquakes based on complex computer simulations that can be made available worldwide within hours of a disastrous upheaval. Full Story

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