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California’s Earthquake Drought

It has been a long time since California has had a major earthquake and experts are sending a wake up call. Seismologists say the current drought is harboring ever building stress and with that, the ever growing threat of a large quake. They have labeled this an...

Ecuadorian 7.8 Earthquake

The April 16, 2016 M 7.8 earthquake, offshore of the west coast of northern Ecuador, occurred as the result of shallow thrust faulting on or near the plate boundary between the Nazca and South America plates. At the location of the earthquake, the Nazca plate subducts...