California's thirst for groundwater triggers earthquakes, lifts mountains, study suggests

May 15, 2014 1:13 PM

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California's thirst for groundwater triggers earthquakes, lifts mountains, study suggests

One of California's worst environmental disasters can move mountains and cause earthquakes.

The Sierra Nevada and other mountain ranges ringing fertile farmlands in California's Central Valley are springing upward atop land freed of an immense weight enough water to fill Lake Tahoe.

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