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Earthquake Swarm

An unusual swarm of earthquakes has been going on off the coast of Oregon. The same thing happened 3 years ago. This is something that often occurs before a volcano erupts, except there are no volcanoes in the area. How can scientists spot underwater quakes? They LISTEN, using underwater microphones.

There have been over 600 quakes recently, and seismologists don't understand what's going on. They think the quakes could be cuased by molten rock pulling away from the earthquake faults on the ocean floor off the coast.

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