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The cause of earthquakes was stated correctly in 1760 by British engineer John Michell, one of the first fathers of seismology, in a memoir where he wrote that earthquakes and the waves of energy that they make are caused by "shifting masses of rock miles below the surface".

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April 18, 1993
M 6.3, Peru – This earthquake, centered about 70 kilometers northeast of Lima, killed six people. These fatalities included three people killed by earthquake-induced… Read More

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