Latin American countries share similar history and culture, and complicated tectonic settings. Subduction of the Rivera, Cocos, and Nazca plates had produced 23 subduction and intraplate earthquakes since 1900 when seismic instrumentation took off. This seismicity includes the 22 May 1960 9.5 Valdivia, Chile, earthquake, the largest ever recorded in the world; and the most recent intraplate 8.2 earthquake in the Gulf of Tehuantepec, in southern Mexico. Subduction is also present to the east of the Caribbean plate with earthquakes of , including some historical megathrust earthquakes (Robson,...
Preface to the Focus Section on Geophysical Networks and Related Developments in Latin America
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Sergio Barrientos, Xyoli Pérez‐Campos; Preface to the Focus Section on Geophysical Networks and Related Developments in Latin America. Seismological Research Letters 2018;; 89 (2A): 315–317. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0220180026
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