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Eavesdropping on Faults to Anticipate Their Next Move

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Science  17 Dec 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5704, pp. 2022
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5704.2022a

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Seismologists studying crustal stress have come out with their most comprehensive attempt to reconstruct past conversations among earthquake faults, with an eye toward forecasting where the next moderate to large quakes will strike.