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A Human Trigger for the Great Quake of Sichuan?

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Science  16 Jan 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5912, pp. 322
DOI: 10.1126/science.323.5912.322

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The first researchers have gone public with evidence that stresses from water piled behind the new Zipingpu Dam may have triggered last May's devastating earthquake in China's Sichuan Province.