Category Archives: caribbean

Earthquake Report: Venezuela

Busy week! We just had a M 7.3 earthquake in northern Venezuela. Sadly, this large earthquake has the potential to be quite damaging to people and their belongings (buildings, infrastructure). The northeastern part of Venezuela lies a large strike-slip plate … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Cayman Trough!

Just a couple hours ago there was an earthquake along the Swan fault, which is the transform plate boundary between the North America and Caribbean plates. The Cayman trough (CT) is a region of oceanic crust, formed at the Mid-Cayman … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Guatemala

There was a really cool earthquake sequence a few days ago on and offshore of Guatemala. Offshore of Guatemala in the Pacific Ocean, the Cocos plate subducts beneath the North America and Caribbean plates (NAP & CP). The transform plate … Continue reading

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