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2014 M6.0 Palma Bay Earthquake

This earthquake occurred in close proximity of the Fairweather fault, a prominent strike-slip fault that marks the boundary between Yakutat microplate to the west and North American plate to the east.

The elastic-wave radiation pattern of the mainshock indicates oblique strike-slip faulting which is consistent with right-lateral strike-slip motion along the Fairweather fault.

Last Modified: April 22, 2022