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Science Daily: 'Caldas tear' resolves puzzling seismic activity beneath Colombia

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 02:17 PM

Colombia sits atop a complex geological area where three tectonic plates are interacting, producing seismicity patterns that have puzzled seismologists for years. Now seismologists have identified the "Caldas tear," which is a break in a slab that separates two subducting plates and accounts for curious features, including a "nest" of seismic activity beneath east-central Colombia and high grade mineral deposits on the surface.

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