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Pacific Plate Is Being “Pulled Apart” After Alaska Earthquake, Says Seismologist

University of Southampton Seismologist Stephen Hicks described the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck earlier near Anchorage, Alaska as having a “slightly strange faulting mechanism.” Slightly strange faulting mechanism for the #Alaska #earthquake. Normal (extensional) slip on N-S fault plane. Red lines show depth to subducted Pacific plate. Shows that the…