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Warning signs of the Iquique earthquake

An earthquake off Chile in 2014 occurred in a region where a great seismic event was expected. Two studies reveal that months of foreshocks and slow slip on the associated plate-boundary fault preceded the event. See Letters p.295 & p.299

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Figure 1: Tectonic setting of the Iquique earthquake, 1 April 2014.


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Bürgmann, R. Warning signs of the Iquique earthquake. Nature 512, 258–259 (2014).

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