Today’s Earthquake Fact
At spreading zones, molten rock rises as the two tectonic plates move apart, adding new material at their edges. Most spreading centers are found in oceans. The North American and Eurasian plates are spreading apart along the mid-Atlantic ridge. Spreading zones usually have earthquakes at shallow depths (within 30 kilometers of the surface).
Today in Earthquake History
August 20, 1989
M 6.1, Ethiopia – Two people killed, two injured and damage and rockslides caused in the Galafi-Yoboki area, Djibouti. Ground cracks were observed at Galafi and four springs… Read More