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Seismology: Shaking up earthquake theory

Geological faults are not behaving as scientists once expected. Glennda Chui reports on efforts to forge a new understanding of quake behaviour.

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Glennda Chui is a science writer based in California.

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Chui, G. Seismology: Shaking up earthquake theory. Nature 461, 870–872 (2009).

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