Tag Archives: Andes

Friday focal mechanism: mountain building in Argentina

Yesterday a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck in the Jujuy province of northwestern Argentina, in the western foothills of the Andes. What few news reports there are indicate strong shaking but little damage in what seems to be a remote and … Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, focal mechanisms, geohazards, structures

Rattle, then boom, in the Andes

Do you get more volcanic eruptions in the aftermath of large earthquakes? Sometimes.
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Categories: earthquakes, geology, paper reviews, volcanoes