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Do Early Tremors Give Sneak Preview of Quake's Power?

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Science  15 Dec 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5806, pp. 1670
DOI: 10.1126/science.314.5806.1670

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Italian researchers say the same waves used to predict impending earthquakes can also reveal how strong the tremor will be, allowing a more appropriate disaster response. But some experts are skeptical. (Read more.)