Slow quakes could warn of bigger trouble
In places where slow earthquakes trigger regular ones, keeping an eye on the slower variety could result in reliable predictions, say geoscientists. "We currently don't have any way to remotely monitor when land faults are about to move," says Chris Marone, professor of geophysics at Penn State. "This has the potential to change the game for earthquake monitoring and prediction, because if it is right and you can make the right predictions, it could be big."
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