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Massive hidden fault could cause a cataclysmic earthquake, scientists warn

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 13, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Cat DiStasio last modified Jul 12, 2016

Predicting the date and time of an earthquake is nearly impossible, but seismologists can use trends in tectonic activity to suggest where a big tremor might occur. A recent study revealed a massive, hidden fault line running under miles of river sediment. Scientists suggest the fault, which runs beneath Bangladesh, parts of east India and Myanmar, could cause a magnitude 8.2 to 9.0 earthquake. A quake of that strength would be devastating in such a densely populated region. The...






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