Earthquake Summaries: Poster of the L'Aquila, Italy Earthquake of April 6, 2009 - Magnitude 6.3 Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
Earthquake Summary Poster: L'Aquila, Italy
Description:
This is portion of a poster from the US geological survey on the earthquake in Italy on April 6, 2009.

-- Click on the image for the larger version to see the boundary between the Eurasian and African plates.
-- The poster text says this earthquake occurred "primarily a response to the Tyrrhenian basin [this basin is west of Italy and east of the islands of Sardinia and Corsica] opening faster than the compression between the Eurasian and African plates."
-- For more from USGS, see Earthquakes.
Image:
image credit: <a href="http://www.usgs.gov/" target="_blank">USGS</a>; <a href="http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/eqarchives/poster/2009/20090406.php" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="" target="_blank">larger image</a>
image credit: USGS; image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/earthquake_large-4-15-09.jpg
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April 16, 2009 - May 1, 2009