Photo: Large Earthquake "Bounces" Are Stronger Than Gravity



Following an earthquake, a highway bridge lies in ruins in Ichinoseki city in Japan's Iwate Prefecture on June 14, 2008.

A new analysis into that magnitude 6.9 quake shows that vertical, "bouncing" jolts can accompany side-to-side shaking normally associated with earthquakes, scientists said in October 2008.

Photograph by Reuters/KYODO (JAPAN)


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