Scientists have developed a global map which predicts where the world's most destructive earthquakes are most likely to occur.
The four-year research program examined subduction zones - where one tectonic plate sinks below another and into the earth's interior.
The researchers found there are many more of these zones capable of producing giant earthquakes than previously thought.
Monash University associate professor Wouter Schellart led the international study and spoke with Brianna Piazza about the findings.
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