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A large aftershock from the February 27th Magnitude 8.8 earthquake occurred on the subduction zone plate boundary at the Peru – Chile Trench where the oceanic Nazca Plate subducts beneath the continental South American Plate. This is one of the largest of over 200 aftershocks larger than Magnitude 5 that have occurred in the region. A short 5 slide PPT has been prepared with additional details about the aftershocks and a discussion of the recent reports of cities in Chile moving to the west. ... [more]
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