In a week when Earth scientists are remembering the birth of modern plate tectonic theory, this week’s offers examples of earthquakes at three different tectonic settings.
Earthquakes continue to shake Mexico, while there were also tremors in the South Pacific and off California.
A second earthquake in Mexico killed hundreds this week. Other featured earthquakes were in the South Pacific and Idaho.
The largest earthquake this week was a deadly event in Mexico – but there were also tremors in the Pacific Ocean south of Japan, and in Oklahoma.
There was some interesting seismic action this week, with featured events in North Korea, Idaho and the south Sandwich Islands.
This week’s earthquakes in the central Atlantic and in Italy were very different — and research shows differences between tremors in the east and central US.
The week of 10-16 August 2017 saw earthquakes in Indonesia, Botswana and off the coast of Oregon.
This week saw earthquakes in remote areas – south of Japan, Alaska and Iceland. What implications might these distant events have for those who live hundreds, or even thousands, of miles away?
This week there were earthquakes in the Aegean Sea and in the Indian Ocean — and, unusually, no earthquakes of note in the whole of the United States.
This week saw a large earthquake in the north Pacific, and smaller ones in the Mediterranean and Oklahoma. Is that a normal seismic pattern?