Velocidad relativa entre las placas del Caribe y suramérica a partir de observaciones dentro del sistema de posicionamiento global (GPS) en el norte de Venezuela

Omar J. Pérez, Roger Bilham, Rebecca Bendick, Napoléon Hernández, Melvin Hoyer, José R. Velandia, Carlos Moncayo, Mike Kozuch

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Abstract

Comparison of Global Positioning System (GPS) observations made in 1994 and 1999 in north-central and northeastern Venezuela and the southern Caribbean region indicate that the Caribbean plate, along its southern boundary, slips at a rate of 20.5±2mm/yr in the N84°±2°E direction relative to the South American plate. Eighty per cent of this dextral slip is contained within an 80km wide shear zone centered approximately on the nearly east-west striking El Pilar-San Sebastián fault system along the northern Venezuelan coast.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)69-74
Number of pages6
JournalInterciencia
Volume26
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2001

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