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Friday Focal Mechanism: the Himalayas’ long tectonic shadow

It wasn’t the biggest seismic event of the week, but this shallow (15 km depth) magnitude 6.0 that shook the remote southeast corner of Kazakstan on Monday still caught my attention. Located within the Tian Shan mountains, this earthquake is … Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, focal mechanisms, tectonics