Case Study: Puerto Rico's Earthquake and Tsunami Danger

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SPANISH VERSION: Puerto Rico Trench is an oceanic trench in a subduction zone between the Caribbean Plate and the North American Plate. A subduction zone is an area where two plates are interacting with each other wherein one plate drives itself beneath the other. Such tectonic activity causes the crust to bend and rebound, displacing land and water, causing massive earthquakes and deadly tsunamis. A megathrust earthquake and tsunami triggered by subduction activity occurred in Banda Aceh, Japan, Chile, Alaska, New Zealand, Australia, and now known via the Cascadia fault in California. Puerto Rico is no different geologically...
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