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Warnings Precede Chinese Temblors

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Science  25 Apr 1997:
Vol. 276, Issue 5312, pp. 526
DOI: 10.1126/science.276.5312.526

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BEIJING-- Seven magnitude-6-plus earthquakes have rocked Jiashi County in far northwestern China in the past 3 months. But seismologists have helped keep the death toll to a minimum by issuing three accurate predictions of imminent quakes.