Seismology in Mexico

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)


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Mexico is situated at the intersection of four major crustal Plates: the Americas Plate, the Pacific Plate, the Caribbean Plate, and the Cocos Plate. The interaction of these four plates is very complex. The pattern of earthquake risk is, therefore, among the most complicated in the world. The average release of seismic energy each is 55x1021 ergs-more than twice the figure for California. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Seismology in Mexico
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 14
Issue 1
Year Published 1982
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 3 p.
First page 30
Last page 32
Country Mexico
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