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Research may explain mysterious deep earthquakes in subduction zones


February 3, 2016

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Geologists at Brown University may have finally explained what triggers certain earthquakes that occur deep beneath the Earth's surface in subduction zones, regions where one tectonic plate slides beneath another. The researchers have shown strong evidence that water squeezed out of a mineral called lawsonite could trigger these mysterious quakes.Full Story

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