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Study Indicates Unexpected Earthquake Dangers Lie Beneath The Pacific Northwest

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October 29, 1999
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Arizona State University, College Of Liberal Arts & Sciences
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A new study by Arizona State University geologist Simon M. Peacock and Kelin Wang, a geoscientist at the Geological Survey of Canada's Pacific Geoscience Centre, provides firm support for a recent theory that explains how intraslab earthquakes work and confirms the hazard posed to certain geographic areas.

When it comes to damaging earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest, everyone worries about "The Big One," a great thrust earthquake caused by the rupture of a huge offshore fault beneath the ocean, but there are other kinds of earthquake that may be just as dangerous.


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Arizona State University, College Of Liberal Arts & Sciences. (1999, October 29). Study Indicates Unexpected Earthquake Dangers Lie Beneath The Pacific Northwest. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/10/991029071538.htm
Arizona State University, College Of Liberal Arts & Sciences. "Study Indicates Unexpected Earthquake Dangers Lie Beneath The Pacific Northwest." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/10/991029071538.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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