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Scientists seek clues in Mexicali earthquake

Publié par Clifford Armion le 07/02/2010

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Hector Becerra

"Three months after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake erupted on the U.S.- Mexico border, seismologists are on a quest to determine whether the massive rupture put more pressure on fault lines in Southern California, increasing the likelihood of more temblors. "The Easter Sunday quake was the largest to rock the region in nearly two decades, producing thousands of aftershocks and actually shifting the Earth's crust as much as 10 feet. "Preliminary analysis shows that the Mexicali quake placed more pressure on at least two Southern California fault lines: the Elsinore and the San Jacinto. Both those faults run through the Inland Empire and are relatively close to the border fault that produced the big quake." Read on...
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"Scientists seek clues in Mexicali earthquake", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2010. Consulté le 22/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/scientists-seek-clues-in-mexicali-earthquake