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Previous workers, mainly mapping on-land active faults on Caribbean islands, defined the northern Caribbean plate boundary zone as a 200-km-wide and bounded by two active and parallel strike-slip faults: the Oriente fault along the northern edge of the Cayman trough having a GPS rate of 14 mm/yr, and the Enriquillo-Plaintain Garden fault zone (EPGFZ) having a rate of 5-7 mm/yr. In this study, we used 5,000 km of industry and academic data from the Nicaraguan Rise south and southwest of the EPGFZ in the maritime areas of Jamaica, Honduras, and Colombia to define an offshore, 700-km-long, active, left-lateral strike-slip...

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