Category Archives: atlantic

Earthquake Report: Mid Atlantic Ridge (Chain fracture zone)

If there was an earthquake in the middle of the ocean, and nobody felt it… would it still be an earthquake? Maybe we need to get the Karl Popper out for a good read… There was a good sized shaker … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Equatorial Mid Atlantic Ridge

Between my trip to southern Oregon for a talk on Cascadia subduction zone earthquake and tsunami hazards and preparing for a talk on the tectonic contribution to sea-level rise, there were two earthquakes. The first one, which I will write … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Scotia plate (S. Atlantic)

There was a large thrust earthquake along the Scotia plate today. Here is the USGS website for this M 7.4 earthquake. This is a very interesting region of the world with a very cool history. There is an east verging … Continue reading

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