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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Canada’s Arctic, a Hotspot for Earthquakes

Here is an item I've been expecting for some time:

Scientists see a link between warming and earthquakes

In the aftermath of March 11’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, some are already asking if there’s a link between earthquakes and climate change.

In the polar regions, scientists have noted that earthquakes are on the rise, and that some of these may be associated with global warming.

That’s because the pressure of glaciers suppresses earthquakes, so when this ice melts, the pressure release can trigger earthquakes in a movement known as postglacial rebound.

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