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In China, a strong earthquake occurred on the margin of the Tibetan plateau in a rural area of Ludian county in northeastern Yunnan Province on 3 August 2014. The earthquake created ground fissures such as the one shown here, which is located at Laojunshan and measures about 500 m in length. Details of a recent study of the event can be found in “Compound Fault Rupture in the 2014 Ms 6.5 Ludian, China, Earthquake and Significance to Disaster Mitigation,” by Li et al.

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May/June 2015
Vol. 86, No. 3
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Seismological Research Letters

The bimonthly Seismological Research Letters serves as a general forum for informal communication among seismologists, as well as between seismologists and those nonspecialists interested in seismology and related disciplines. The contents of SRL include contributed articles on topics of broad seismological interest, opinion pieces on current seismological topics, News and Notes about seismology in the U.S. and internationally, Transitions notes about seismologists, special earthquake reports, and letters to the editor.

"The Electronic Seismologist" is one of SRL's most popular columns. Many readers find its information on data exchange, the World Wide Web, and bulletin boards containing seismological information necessary reading. "EduQuakes" aims to provide a forum for the ongoing educational mission of the Seismological Society.

SRL prides itself on its ability to disseminate information quickly. For example, articles with preliminary reports about recent earthquakes of major public interest have appeared in as little as two months after the occurrences of the events. In summary, SRL is an excellent tool for keeping current on developments in earthquake seismology.

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