Caribbean watch: number of quakes in plate doubles in 48 hours

May 22, 2011PUERTO RICOThe amount of earthquakes now occurring on the Caribbean plate has doubled in the last 48 hours. We’ve seen some lateral stresses on the Cocos Plate too as a result with a 4.8 magnitude earthquake striking today just off the coast of Guatemala, as this region is a subduction zone relative to the less dense an overriding Caribbean Plate.
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