Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Caribbean Tsunami and Earthquake Hazards Studies

Stress Changes and Earthquake Hazard (Image)

Static stress change models for known or hypothesized faults in the Hispaniola and Puerto Rico subduction segments due to (a) slip on a patch of the Puerto Rico subduction zone, and (b) slip on a patch of the Hispaniola subduction zone. An open arrow denotes slip direction and the patches are marked by dashed rectangles. Heavy black lines are simplified fault traces. Colored-filled rectangles below the fault traces represent the Coulomb stress change on vertical fault planes associated with these fault traces assuming left-lateral strike slip motion on the fault planes. Earthquakes used to determine average slip parameters are shown as "beach balls". Click on image above to return to Stress main page.

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