Geology glossary

Updated: Nov 27, 2021 15:33 GMT -

intraplate

Earthquakes
Earthquakes of magnitude 3.2 or higher in or near Canada and northern US during June-July 2021 along with the margins (red lines) of the N-American plate; the quakes far from the plate boundaries are intraplate earthquakes.
Earthquakes of magnitude 3.2 or higher in or near Canada and northern US during June-July 2021 along with the margins (red lines) of the N-American plate; the quakes far from the plate boundaries are intraplate earthquakes.
Intraplate refers to the location of an event (e.g. an earthquake) in the interior of a tectonic plate.
Intraplate quakes occur within a tectonic plates, sufficiently far from its margins not to be affected or directly caused by the generally more active processes that are taking place along the plate boundaries (subduction, spreading, or transform movments between two plates).
Intraplate quakes are typically the result of releasing long-term accumulated stress in the interior of the crust along ac... Read all

intraplate earthquakeSynonym of: intraplate

Earthquakes
Earthquakes of magnitude 3.2 or higher in or near Canada and northern US during June-July 2021 along with the margins (red lines) of the N-American plate; the quakes far from the plate boundaries are intraplate earthquakes.
Earthquakes of magnitude 3.2 or higher in or near Canada and northern US during June-July 2021 along with the margins (red lines) of the N-American plate; the quakes far from the plate boundaries are intraplate earthquakes.
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