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Landslides detected from afar

Seismic fingerprints reveal that rock avalanches have occurred

2:00pm, March 21, 2013

A computer and a comfortable chair may be all that’s necessary to investigate catastrophic landslides in the farthest reaches of the world. Researchers have developed a way to remotely detect the events using energy unleashed by landslides, just as geologists identify earthquakes using waves of energy.  

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