Antarctic icequakes brought on by temblor in Chile, study suggests

08/10/2014 |

A magnitude-8.8 earthquake in Maule, Chile, in February 2010 touched off a series of icequakes in Antarctica, according to research published in Nature Geoscience. "We think the crevasses are being activated by the surface waves from this big earthquake coming through, and that's making the icequake," said Jacob Walter of the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics in Austin, co-author of the study.

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