All of this has happened before, and all of this will happen again: an introduction to How the Earth Works

Persian_Gulf_Seismicity

Map of Magnitude 5 earthquakes in the Persian Gulf between 1900 and 2017.

The concentrated band of seismicity in the Zagros Mountains on the north coast of the Persian Gulf, which continues along the Iran-Iraq border, is a zone of convergence generated by the north-east motion of the Arabian peninsula relative to Asia.

Map of Magnitude 5 earthquakes in the Persian Gulf between 1900 and 2017.

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