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Mexico's 2017 earthquake emerged from a growing risk zone
March 7, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Under Mexico, where the Cocos Plate from the Pacific Ocean slides under the North American Plate, a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, scientists report, has created a fault that likely explains last September's Puebla earthquake, scientists report.Full Story
University of Oregon
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