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Landslides, Flooding Pose Threats as Experts Survey Quake's Impact

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Science  23 May 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5879, pp. 996-997
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5879.996

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Landslides unleashed by the rupture on 12 May of a more than 200-kilometer section of the Longmenshan fault in Sichuan, China, followed by powerful aftershocks, dammed parts of nine rivers, creating 24 new lakes; experts are worried about another catastrophe.