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Remote-controlled earthquakes

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Large earthquakes cause other quakes near and far. Analyses of quakes in Pakistan and Chile suggest that such triggering can occur almost instantaneously, making triggered events hard to detect, and potentially enhancing the associated hazards.

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Figure 1: Secondary earthquake masked by the time series of the first.

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Hayes, G. Remote-controlled earthquakes. Nature Geosci 9, 269–271 (2016) doi:10.1038/ngeo2663

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