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Geologists Forecast More Large Quakes for Haiti

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February 15, 2012
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US geologists in Haiti say the country should prepare for more devastating earthquakes like the one that killed more than 315,000 people in January, 2010. Studies of one particular fault line, have convinced the scientists that the 2010 quake which flattened entire suburbs, was merely the first in a new period of seismic activity for the region.


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