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As early as the 1920s, scientists noted that earthquakes are concentrated in very specific narrow zones (see text). In 1954, French seismologist J.P. Rothé published this map showing the concentration of earthquakes along the zones indicated by dots and cross-hatched areas. (Original illustration reproduced with permission of the Royal Society of London.)

"Developing the theory"

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Last updated: 05.05.99
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