Molucca Earthquake

This region is a seismically active region. Today we had a M 6.2 earthquake. Here is the USGS web page for this earthquake.

    Last November, there were a series of large magnitude compression aearthquakes. Here are some posts about these earthquakes.

  • 11/15/14 M 7.1
  • 11/21/14 M 6.5
  • 11/26/14 M 6.8

Here is a map showing the earthquakes for the past month in the same region as the above earthquakes.

Here is a more detailed tectonic map with a cross section showing how these two opposing subduction zones are configured. This is from a Geological Society of America Special paper here.

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