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Magnitude 6.2 – 79km SSW of Acajutla, El Salvador – May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017

USGS Event Page
2017-05-12 10:41:26 (UTC)
79km SSW of Acajutla, El Salvador
Magnitude 6.2
Location  12.911°N   -90.056°W
Depth 10 km

Seismotectonics of the Caribbean Region and Vicinity
USGS, “Extensive diversity and complexity of tectonic regimes characterizes the perimeter of the Caribbean plate, involving no fewer than four major plates (North America, South America, Nazca, and Cocos). Since 1900, there have been many moderately sized intermediate-depth earthquakes in this region, including the September 7, 1915 M7.4 El Salvador and the October 5, 1950 M7.8 Costa Rica events.”

 

 

 

Magnitude 6.5 – 94km ENE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands – May 10, 2017

May 12, 2017

USGS Event Page
2017-05-10 23:23:36 (UTC)
Magnitude 6.5
94km ENE of Visokoi Island, South Sandwich Islands
Location  -56.408°S  -25.764°W
Depth 10km

Magnitude 6.8 – 61km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu – May 9, 2017

May 9, 2017

USGS Event Summary
2017-05-09 13:52:10 (UTC)
61km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu
Magnitude 6.8
Location  -14.598°S    167.375°E
Depth  169 km
Seismotectonics of the Eastern Margin of the Australia Plate

USGS – “The eastern margin of the Australia plate is one of the most sesimically active areas of the world due to high rates of convergence between the Australia and Pacific plates.”