Articles tagged "caribbean tectonic plate"

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Caribbean region long overdue for a magnitude 8.0 earthquake

The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has warned the Caribbean countries to be prepared for a major quake, the Jamaica Observer said in an article published today. The center recorded a total of 8 M4+ earthquakes...

August 23, 2016

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Magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck east of Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico swarm continues

USGS registered a M6.5 earthquake at a depth of 17.5 km east of Lesser Antilles (eastern boundary of the Caribbean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean) on February 18, 2014 at 09:27 UTC. EMSC is reporting Mw 6.5 at a depth of 15 km. The picenter was located 187 km (116...

February 18, 2014

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Unusual lavas in the Caribbean apparently originated from the lost, ancient supercontinent of Gondwana

Unusual lavas in the Caribbean apparently originated from the lost, ancient supercontinent of Gondwana, scientists have found. This discovery reveals that continental material can get dragged along the Earth's surface for more than a thousand miles and survive...

July 15, 2011