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Chile EarthQuake: Nazca Plate Behind Seismic Thrust, says USGS

The September 16, 2015 M 8.3 earthquake west of Illapel, Chile, occurred as the result of thrust faulting on the interface between the Nazca and South America plates in Central Chile, said US Geological Survey. Considering the latitude of the earthquake, the Nazca plate is moving towards the east-northeast at a velocity of 74 mm/yr with respect to South America, ...

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