Up until yesterday ahs their ever been any earthquakes?
- Jay PLv 74 weeks ago
Earthquakes are rare in Florida, and the reason for the relative peace has to do with Florida's position on the North American plate. The state sits on the passive margin of the plate, a transition from land to ocean that isn't seismically active. In contrast, the western end of the North American plate — the active margin — is slipping under the Pacific Plate, triggering the medium-to-large earthquakes that are commonly experienced in California.
But rare doesn't mean never...
BTW, it's HAS, not "ahs" and THERE, not "their".
- DEBSLv 74 weeks ago
I assume you mean in Miami since this is in the Miami section (albeit travel). Miami did not have one yesterday. They were just close enough to feel it. The Caribbean has earthquakes mainly between the North American and Caribbean Plates. Florida sits on the stable North American Plate but not close to the fault. There have only been at most a couple dozen measurable seizmic activity events in Florida since the 1727s (almost 300 years). Many of those are based on newspaper articles with questionable sources and no data to back them up now.
- MarkLv 74 weeks ago
Of course. And yes, even in Miami.
- Mark IXLv 74 weeks ago
Yse of korse there haz.