Sandwich Islands Earthquake… mmmm

We just had a M 5.8 earthquake in the volcanic arc region of the Scotia subduction zone. The moment tensor (currently) shows an extensional mechanism. I will post more on this as I am about to hit the road. Here is the USGS web page for this earthquake.

Here is the map that I just put together. I have a number of posts about earthquakes in this region. I will add these links later tonight.

Category(s): Chemeketa Community College, education, Extension, geology, HSU, subduction

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