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Study links tropical cyclones to earthquakes

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According to the Business Recorder, US researchers said they have found evidence that tropical cyclones in Haiti and Taiwan were followed by earthquakes, suggesting that heavy rains and landslides may unleash temblors. The findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Society in San Francisco. The researchers said their theory is that the heavy rains and landslide shift enough weight away from the surface load above the fault that a quake is triggered.

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Keywords

  • Hazards:Cyclone, Earthquake, Land Slide
  • Countries/Regions:Haiti, Taiwan (China)

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/24103

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