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Frozen in time, cracks reveal earthquake history

Northern Chile's Atacama Desert is an earthquake scientist's dream - the hyper-arid plain keeps a visible record of cracks caused by a million year's worth of earthquakes.
Using GPS data and analysis of surface cracks frozen in time, Cornell researchers have created a million-year record of several thousand "great" earthquakes - magnitude 8 or more - that have occurred in northern Chile, one of the world's most earthquake-prone places.
 
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US Geological Survey (USGS) Earthquake monitoring kmz file
The file will display  earthquake information over the last  7  days.

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