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Recent Earthquakes off the Oregon Coast

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Recent Earthquakes off the Oregon Coast

First, a little background on the geological setting and plate tectonics. In the Pacific Northwest, the Juan de Fuca plate includes a submarine mountain range that defines the spreading center (divergent boundary), where the plates divide and new crust is formed. The plate moving east then plunges beneath the North American Plate. As the denser […]

Date: June 2nd, 2015
Author: Dulcy Berri
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