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Lasting earthquake legacy

Nature volume 462, pages 4243 (05 November 2009) | Download Citation

Earthquakes occur within continental tectonic plates as well as at plate boundaries. Do clusters of such mid-plate events constitute zones of continuing hazard, or are they aftershocks of long-past earthquakes?

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  1. Tom Parsons is at the US Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA.  tparsons@usgs.gov

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