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Earthquake history recorded in stalagmites

Caves could yield insight into how often major Midwestern quakes have happened

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10:47am, October 6, 2008

HOUSTON — The dates at which some Midwestern cave formations began to grow could help researchers chronicle the earthquake history of Missouri and surrounding states, according to work reported October 5 in Houston during the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America.

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