"It Tore Through The Rock and The Mountains": Earthquakes, Faults and People in Hispaniola

The Caribbean Plate is moving eastward with respect to much larger North and South American plates.
When Mar 03, 2010
from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Where Performing Arts Center
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This movement causes deformation in the rocks at the plate's boundary. The energy stored in the rocks can be released as earthquakes when a slip occurs on any one of the many faults in the region. A few of these earthquakes are very large and potentially catastrophic.

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