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Chunks Of The Earth's Mantle Are Falling Off And Causing Earthquakes
When it comes to earthquakes in the U.S., all eyes tend to be on the San Andreas fault network in California. However, back in 2011, there was an unusually powerful earthquake in Virginia, which is all the way over on the other side of the contiguous United States. The fact that a magnitude 5.8 quake happened at all in this region is quite bizarre; it’s not near any tectonic plate boundaries where tremors are generated. This seismic conundrum has utterly baffled scientists, but a new study,...
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