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Seismological Society of America

Finding Evidence of Recent Landslides

Caption: Rock falls triggered by the earthquake were identified, in part, by looking for green vegetation under fallen rocks, which indicated very recent deposition. The color version of this figure is available only in the electronic edition.

Credit: BSSA Vol. 102:6

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