Topic: Icequakes

2010 Chilean Earthquake Causes Icequakes in Antarctica

Aug. 13, 2014

Seismic events are not rare occurrences on Antarctica, where sections of the frozen desert can experience hundreds of micro-earthquakes an hour because of ice deformation. Some scientists call them icequakes. But shortly after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile on Feb. 27, 2010, the ice sheets in Antarctica vibrated more than usual.

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