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Understanding the threat posed by unanticipated earthquakes in continental interiors is the focus of a new study led by the University of Cambridge.
A new five-year study is to target a relatively neglected area of earthquake research – the ten million square kilometres of the Alpine-Himalayan belt stretching from Italy, Greece and Turkey, across the Middle East, Iran and central Asia, to China. Earthquakes in continental interiors such as these lead to significantly more deaths than on the better-studied oceanic plate boundaries because they often take place on unknown faults.