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An odd phenomenon may explain why the Southeastern United States has experienced recent earthquakes, even though the region sits snugly in the middle of a tectonic plate and not at the edges, where all the ground-shaking action usually happens.
A magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck southern Japan today, less than two days after a 6.2-magnitude temblor rocked the same region, triggering tsunami advisories in the area. Why do so many earthquakes strike this part of the world?
Can you outrun a supervolcano? New evidence from an ancient eruption suggests the answer is a surprising yes, at least for some of the best athletes. And if you have a car, you're golden as well.