Wednesday, September 12, 2012

M3.1 earthquake British Virgin Islands

A most insignificant earthquake for this area, but here's where I want to go sailing, and it illustrates a wonderful tectonic zone.  At this point, the Caribbean Plate, which is a very weird spur, overrides the Atlantic oceanic crust.  These beautiful islands are on the volcano side.  We are lucky that the activity is so low it only destroys an island every 100 years or so.  The hurricanes are much worse.

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