Caribbean Islands Volcanic Island Arc
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Plate Boundaries Using Google Earth
  

Roger Weller, geology instructor 
(
wellerr@cochise.edu)
last edited:  3/22/18

CONVERGENCE-Ocean Crust to Ocean Crust  (4 views)
Images are from Google Earth

The Puerto Rico Trench
 
latitude: 15.176      longitude:  -64.187
photo credits:  Google Earth, Landsat/Copernicus, USGS, NOAA, US Navy, GEBCO,  SIO


inclined view- Puerto Ricon Trench

latitude: 17.628      longitude:  -63.654
photo credits:  Google Earth, Landsat/Copernicus, USGS, NOAA, US Navy, GEBCO,  SIO


close view of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Puerto Rico Trench
depth of trench exceeds 25,700 feet
(Puerto Rico actually is tipped towards the trench.)

latitude: 19.256      longitude:  -66.289
photo credits:  Google Earth, Landsat/Copernicus, NOAA, US Navy, GEBCO,  SIO, NSF, NGA, LDEO-Columbia


Mount Pelee on the island of Martinique
elevation- 4583 feet
The 1902 eruption killed 30,000 people.

latitude: 14.800      longitude:  -61.168
photo credits:  Google Earth, Landsat/Copernicus, NOAA, US Navy, GEBCO,  SIO, Digital Globe

Caribbean Geology References
 

Puerto Rico Trench- Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rico_Trench

Puerto Rico Trench Tectonics- NOAA
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/03trench/trench/trench.html

Puerto Rico Trench-Earthquakes NOAA
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/03trench/trench/media/location_600.jpg

Puerto Rico Trench- You Tube Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1OnsuyFdaM

Geologic Map of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico
https://www.uwgb.edu/dutchs/StateGeolMaps/PR-DRGMap.htm

Volcanic Origin of the Lesser Antilles Islands
http://www.drgeorgepc.com/TsunamiVolcanicOrigin.html

Lesser Antilles Island Arc
http://www.gso.uri.edu/kej/geologicSetting.html

Caribbean and North American Plates
http://www.maine.gov/dacf/mgs/hazards/tsunamis/jan05-6.jpg

Martinique Geology Map
http://caribbeanvolcanoes.com/martinique-map

Mount Pelee, Martinique Eruption
http://www.geology.sdsu.edu/how_volcanoes_work/Pelee.html
   
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