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Easter Island, which lies on the Nazca Plate close to the East Pacific Rise, is moving eastward toward South America by seafloor spreading at the fastest rate known in the world, more than 15 cm/yr.

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August 2, 1968
M 7.1, Oaxaca – This damaging shock caused 18 fatalities and extensive property damage in the State of Oaxaca and in Mexico City. In Mexico City, many structures, including… Read More

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