Study links methane deposits to 1945 quake

07/28/2013 | LiveScience.com

A study published Sunday in Nature Geoscience found that a 1945 earthquake off the coast of Pakistan released methane into the ocean. The findings by scientists at the MARUM Institute at Germany's University of Bremen bolster the hypothesis of a link between quakes and methane seeps. "This is the strongest circumstantial evidence we've seen so far on earthquakes perturbing the gas hydrate system," said Oregon State University geophysicist Anne Trehu, who was not part of the study.

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