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Superstorm Sandy Shook the U.S.

April 18, 2013

a map showing portable seismometers When superstorm Sandy turned and took aim at New York City and Long Island last October, ocean waves hitting each other and the shore rattled the seafloor and much of the United States, with shaking detected by seismometers across the country, University of Utah researchers found. Full Story

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