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Seth Stein: The quake killer

The US government says that a huge earthquake risk lurks in the heart of the country, where a series of large shocks hit 200 years ago. Seth Stein says that kind of warning is dead wrong.

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Richard Monastersky is a features editor for Nature in Washington DC.

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Monastersky, R. Seth Stein: The quake killer. Nature 479, 166–170 (2011).

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