Scientists get a closer look at mechanism of Deep Bolivian Quake

  title={Scientists get a closer look at mechanism of Deep Bolivian Quake},
  author={Julie Wakefield},
  journal={Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union},
  • J. Wakefield
  • Published 10 January 1995
  • Geology
  • Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
While big earthquakes typically wreack havoc for humankind, the biggest deep earthquake ever recorded—the magnitude 8.3 event that occurred 637 km beneath the surface of Bolivia on June 9, 1994—has brought enlightenment—of sorts. Instead of bringing death and destruction, the recent Bolivian quake, the largest quake of any type in recent decades, has given scientists one of the best probes yet of the Earth's interior. Within several minutes of the deep rupture, the quake benignly shook the… 



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