Seismicity and tectonics of the southeastern Caribbean

R. M. Russo, R. C. Speed, E. A. Okal, J. B. Shepherd, K. C. Rowley

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Presents 33 new focal mechanisms for SE Caribbean earthquakes (1963-1988). These mechanisms, in conjunction with 28 previously available mechanisms, are used to distinguish between two models of plate boundary zone interaction in the SE Caribbean: the trench-trench transform and hinge faulting model, and the right oblique collision model. It is concluded that the earthquake mechanisms provide strong support for the right oblique collison model of Caribbean-South American plate interaction. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14,299-14,319
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Issue numberB8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology

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