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China quake a new skirmish in an old battle

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Published: 14 May 2008

John Stix, an earthquake expert at McGill, comments in the Los Angeles Times on the earthquake that struck central China on Monday.

The tectonic battle between the Indian subcontinent and the Eurasia Plate has been raging for tens of millions of years, pushing the Himalayas higher and spurring countless earthquakes such as the one that struck central China on Monday. "India is basically ramming into the rest of Asia," said John Stix, an earthquake expert at McGill University.

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