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Solved: How Tides Can Trigger Earthquakes

A new study reveals the inner workings of tidally triggered earthquakes, and finds that even the slightest stress can set off a tremor.

by |June 7, 2019
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Tides Play a Role in Triggering Undersea Earthquakes

Can shifting tides trigger earthquakes? Research done by Maya Tolstoy, a geophysicist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, suggests they do.

by |June 17, 2013