Cocos plate and the 2017 Chiapas earthquake

Illustration of ocean and land south of central America with outlines of tectonic plates, symbols show locations of earthquakes.

Detailed Description

Map showing the Cocos Plate in relation to nearby tectonic plates. Yellow star locates the 2017 Chiapas earthquake. Red triangles are volcanoes; black dots and circles are epicenters of previous earthquakes. Modified from “This Dynamic Planet” (USGS Geologic Investigations Map I-2800) which contains a detailed key.


Image Dimensions: 1538 x 1155

Location Taken: US


Geologic Investigations Map I-2800: This Dynamic Planet

Interactive “This Dynamic Planet Map”
The interactive ArcGIS version of this map has been discontinued as of 1 July 2019.