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Topic - Paul Caruso
One jolt hit in the middle of the night. Another caught fishermen at a nearby beach. Then the ground shook at supper. And then again, and again: More than 170 tremors were felt in Navidad in just five weeks. The strongest struck during a funeral, and sent panicked mourners fleeing into the street.
Whitney Houston died from drowning in a hotel bathtub, but coroner's officials said Thursday that heart disease and chronic cocaine use were contributing factors to the singer's death.
Two small, back-to-back earthquakes shook residents of the San Francisco Bay Area awake Monday morning but appeared to leave no serious damage or injury.
"The big faults are responsible for the big earthquakes but also for beautiful mountains, active volcanoes, and a range of climates _ from very cold to deserts," Caruso said. "It's a fascinating place, especially for a geophysicist."
"What strikes me most about Chile is its beauty but also great potential for disasters _ from large earthquakes to volcanic eruptions, much like in California," said Paul Caruso, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Service.