Map of the North American - Caribbean tectonic plate boundary

Map of the North American - Caribbean tectonic plate boundary

Detailed Description

Map of the North American - Caribbean tectonic plate boundary. Colors denote depth below sea level and elevation on land. Bold numbers are the years of moderately large (larger than about M7) historical earthquakes written next to their approximate location. Asterisk - Location of the January 12, 2010 earthquake. Barbed lines- boundary where one plate or block plunges under the other one. Heavy lines with half arrows - faults along which two blocks pass each other laterally. Click on image to return to Introduction page

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Image Dimensions: 3184 x 1695

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Location Taken: US