Andes- Earthquake Distribution
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Geology Home Page 
Geology Exploration Using Google Earth
The Andes Mountains in Detail
Roger Weller, geology instructor 
(
wellerr@cochise.edu )

last edited:  1/28/17    7 views

earthquakes along the Andes Mountains from Oct.30, 2016 to Jan28, 2017 

photo credits:  Google Earth

earthquakes in the central Andes- the area of greatest concentration

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distribution of earthquakes (white) and volcanoes (red) in the central Andes
    
Within the belt of the highest concentration of volcanoes, there are few earthquakes.  The
earthquakes are on opposite sides of the volcanic belt.



photo credits:  Google Earth

closer view of the volcanoes and earthquakes in the middle of the central Andes

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distribution of earthquakes and linear features (pale green) in the central Andes
    
The linear features are rivers, faults, folds, and ridges.


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distribution of earthquakes (white) and open pit mines (dark blue)
   
 There is not a strong correlation between the locations of mines and earthquakes.


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a closer view of earthquakes and open-pit mines




Just credit photos to Google Earth/R.Weller/Cochise College.
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