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Cloudy with a Chance of Earthquakes

Credit: Petrovich12/Adobe

Credit: Petrovich12/Adobe

By Simon Lamb

The rupture of a megafault beneath New Zealand in 2016 has revealed a periodicity to earthquakes that may enable geologists to forecast seismic events based on satellite monitoring of the Earth’s movements.

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