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Studying earthquakes and a continental triple junction in Guatemala

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Riddled with active tectonic faults and volcanos, the country of Guatemala is both a geologist’s dream and a hazard planner’s nightmare. A M=7.6 earthquake in Guatemala in 1976, which left 20% of the country’s population homeless, stimulated the first studies of Guatemala’s primary faults. Earth science research in Guatemala however languished during its long-lasting civil […]