M Long A.7 Haiti earthquake

M Long A.7 Haiti earthquake - 9.3 indicating an amplitude...

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1. The Haiti earthquake occurred on the boundary between the Caribbean plate and the North American plate. 2. The rate of movement between these two plates is 22 mm/year. 3. Cuba is on the North American plate, Puerto Rico is on the Caribbean plate, Honduras is on the Caribbean plate, Venezuela is on the South American plate and Cocos Ridge is on the Nazca plate. 4. The plate boundary in Haiti is a transform left-lateral strike-slip and compression boundary. 5. The San Andreas fault in California is a similar left-lateral strike-slip boundary. 6. Haiti and the Dominican Republic comprise the island of Hispaniola. 7. The earthquake likely occurred along the Enriquillo-Plaintain Garden fault zone. 8. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10km. 9. The earthquake was a magnitude 7.0. 10. The Great Sumatra-Andaman earthquake of 2004 had a magnitude between 9.1 and
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Unformatted text preview: 9.3 indicating an amplitude and energy release over 1000 times greater than the Haitian quake. 11. On the modified Mercalli Intensity scale, the greatest shaking intensity recorded was IX just west of Port-au-Prince. 12. 22 earthquakes greater than 6.5 magnitude occurred in the Haiti region since 1900? 13. The last earthquake in the Haiti region with magnitude greater than 6.5 was a 6.8 magnitude quake in 1992. 14. The green lines on the USGS map represent transform faults. 15. The size of the circles represents earthquake magnitude. 16. The color of the circles represents depth of the earthquake. 17. The fault along which the earthquake occurred extends into the Jamaican city of Kingston....
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