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Septentrional Fault Zone near earthquake-prone deep-ocean trenches.

Septentrional Fault Zone near earthquake-prone deep-ocean trenches.
Septentrional Fault Zone near earthquake-prone deep-ocean trenches.
Septentrional Fault Zone near earthquake-prone deep-ocean trenches.
Septentrional Fault Zone near earthquake-prone deep-ocean trenches.
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Cook, John E. and Polloni, Christopher
Septentrional Fault Zone near earthquake-prone deep-ocean trenches.
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01/01/2005
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Caption from Oceanus magazine, Vol. 44, No. 1, Pg. 19:
Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Hispaniola (shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic) are near earthquake-prone deep-ocean trenches similar to those that caused earthquakes and a tsunami off Sumatra. Deep ocean trenches occur where two of Earth’s crustal plates collide, with one thrusting beneath the other. The Septentrional Fault Zone in Hispaniola also bears striking resemblance to a large fault that runs along Sumatra.
Illustration by Jack Cook and Chris Polloni (USGS)
Copyright © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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