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Image : Chile Quake Occurred in Zone of "Increased Stress"

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The latest earthquake off Chile occurred just north of the 1960 rupture, which had caused a stress buildup along the fault line. (Volkan Sevilgen, US Geological Survey; Jian Lin, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; and Ross Stein, US Geological Survey))

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Last updated: November 17, 2014