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

last edited:  3/6/18    7 views

earthquakes along the Andes Mountains from Oct.30, 2016 to March 4, 2018 

photo credits:  Google Earth

earthquakes in the central Andes- the area of greatest concentration


latitude:  -11.805   longitude:  -91.627
photo credits:  Google Earth

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.

latitude:  -11.805   longitude:  -91.627
photo credits:  Google Earth

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

latitude:  -17.561   longitude:  -72.759
photo credits:  Google Earth

distribution of earthquakes and linear features (pale green) in the central Andes
The linear features are rivers, faults, folds, and ridges.
width of view: 740 miles

latitude:  -18.609   longitude:  -72.759
photo credits:  Google Earth

distribution of earthquakes (white) and open pit mines (dark blue)
There is not a strong correlation between the locations of mines and earthquakes.
width of view: 1500 miles

latitude:  -22.775   longitude:  -70.751
photo credits:  Google Earth

a closer view of earthquakes and open-pit mines
width of view:  600 miles

latitude:  -21.617   longitude:  -68.142

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