Paul Voosen, Science Mag
The geological rupture responsible for the devastating magnitude-7.5 earthquake that struck Palu, Indonesia, in September 2018 ripped through Earth’s crust at rare high speed, two teams of scientists reported this week. This supershear behavior likely intensified the shaking in the quake, which triggered a tsunami and killed more than 2000 people.
Original Title: Indonesian Earthquake Broke a Geologic Speed Limit
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