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New Zealand’s latest earthquake could trigger a mega-quake
14 nov. 2016 - newscientist.com.

New Zealand is continuing to shake after being hit by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake, and there are fears the underground stress could set off even bigger tremors nearby.

“We currently calculate a 12 per cent probability of a magnitude 7 or larger earthquake within the next day, and 32 per cent within the next 30 days,” says John Ristau at GNS Science, New Zealand’s geoscience research and consultancy firm. “An earthquake like this can increase the risk of a major earthquake nearby, although it can also decrease stress on a nearby fault and lessen the risk.”

>> https://www.newscientist.com/article/2112598-new-zealands-latest-earthquake-could-trigger-a-mega-quake/