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Turkey's Fault Line is Similar to Faults Under Puget Sound | KUOW
Officials on Tuesday said they believe that more than 7,000 people are dead after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake shook southern Turkey, near the Turkish-Syrian border. Harold Tobin, director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network and professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, says the fault line that caused this disaster is similar to the faults under Puget Sound. The Seattle Fault, the Tacoma Fault, and the South Whidbey Island Fault are all shallow in the earth's crust and are near large population centers, according to Tobin.
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