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Scientists spot rare ‘boomerang earthquake’ in the ocean

August 11th, 2020

Scientists have recorded the first evidence of a so-called “boomerang earthquake” occurring deep in the Atlantic Ocean. A boomerang occurs when a fracture proceeds in one direction before rapidly changing course and traveling back in the opposite direction at even higher speeds. The researchers hope that these observations can help better prepare early warning systems …