“A Possible Cause of Earthquakes in the Continental Interior” by USGS

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“A Possible Cause of Earthquakes in the Continental Interior”
by USGS
Sketch of plate boundary stress applied to the North American plate.
The U.S. hazard map showing the highest hazard areas in black and the lowest hazard areas in gray.

The new U.S. stress map. The colors show the style of faulting – red is normal faulting, white is strike-slip, and blue is thrust. The black lines show the direction of the stress. The 3 locations in the central U.S. that are different than the areas around them are the regions of highest hazard on the U.S. hazard map (below).Click here to read:
“Why Does the Earth Quake in New England?”by Dr. Alan Kafka
Director of Weston Observatory
Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Boston College

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