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'Caldas Tear' Resolves Seismic Activity Beneath Colombia
2013-06-06 20:49:15

Colombia sits atop a complex geological area where three tectonic plates are interacting, producing seismicity patterns that have puzzled seismologists for years.

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2010-03-09 09:35:00

The extremely strong earthquake in Chile on February 27 this year was a complicated rupture process, as scientists from the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences found out.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.