Tuesday, February 5, 2013

M8.0 earthquake Santa Cruz Islands

A nice earthquake, deep in the heart of tectonics.  M8 is nothing here, and it looks quite isolated, but these things can churn up quite a local tsunami, but not a regional one.

It's a real beauty of subduction downthrust, right towards the volcanoes.  Such severe bends here, an M8 might be the maximum for this area.  We'll have to await the local field reports, but there has to be quite a water run-up.

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