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Earthquakes

Climate and intraplate shocks

The heartland of the United States lies within a tectonic plate, certain regions of which have experienced large and geologically recent earthquakes. Explanations for those events are still being sought.

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Figure 1: Consequences of an intraplate earthquake.

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Zoback, M. Climate and intraplate shocks. Nature 466, 568–569 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/466568a

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