Scientists Study Quake-Prone Area for Predictive Cues

A crack in the ground from a 6.0-magnitude quake in Parkfield, Calif., in Sept. 2004.

A crack in the ground caused by the 6.0-magnitude quake that shook the town of Parkfield, Calif., in September 2004. Richard Harris, NPR hide caption

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Scientists are studying an earthquake that occurred three months ago in Parkfield, Calif., hoping to better understand and predict quakes. Parkfield lies on the San Andreas Fault, making it a focal point for earthquake research. NPR's Richard Harris reports.

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