Earthquakes list September 17, 2010

M 5.0      2010/09/17 23:12    Depth 41.0 km     KURIL ISLANDS Near the island of Ostrov Urup.  Just above the trench (see link). Not dangerous. M 4.5      2010/09/17 23:01    Depth 180.2 km     PAGAN REGION, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS Very moderate earthquake between the Mariana … [Read more...]

Understanding the creation and the earthquakes of the Galapagos Islands

Galapagos tectonics Darwin had part of the answer on the Galapagos islands. The answer to the origin of the Galápagos  was only available after 1958, when continental drift, or plate tectonics, was discovered.  We now understand that the surface of the earth is divided into massive tectonic … [Read more...]