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Mexico’s 2017 earthquake emerged from a growing risk zone

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Date: 2018-03-12 17:44:26
Blog: AGU Meetings
URL: https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2018/03/12/mexicos-2017-earthquake-emerged-from-a-growing-risk-zone/

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Under Mexico, where the Cocos Plate from the Pacific Ocean slides under the North American Plate, a bending line of hills, created when the seafloor first formed, sits atop a flattened area of subduction. That newly recognized combination has created a fault that likely explains last September’s Puebla earthquake, scientists report in a new study. The post Mexico’s 2017 earthquake emerged from a growing risk zone appeared first on GeoSpace.

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