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Study of Chilean quake shows potential for future earthquake
August 13, 2014
Near real-time analysis of the April 1 earthquake in Iquique, Chile, showed that the 8.2 event occurred in a gap on the fault, unruptured since 1877, and that the April event was not what the scientists had expected, according to an international team of geologists.
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