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Penn Research Helps Paint Finer Picture of Massive 1700 Earthquake
May 14, 2013
In 1700, a massive earthquake struck the West Coast of North America, but a lack of local documentation has made studying this historic event challenging. Now, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have helped unlock this geological mystery using a fossil-based technique. Their work provides a finer-grained portrait of this earthquake and the changes in coastal land level it produced, enabling modelers to better prepare for future events.
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