Scientists In Mexico Scramble To Deploy Seismic Sensors

The Guerrero Gap, just offshore, is of particular concern to scientists because of its proximity to Mexico City — about 200 miles to the southwest.
It caught Japanese scientists by surprise, despite the nation’s highly sophisticated seismic network.
The Guerrero Gap has recorded some of the largest slow-slip events in the world, which intrigued Japanese seismologists.
Somewhere southeast of the Guerrero Gap?
A general lack of funding, combined with the general guesswork inherent in seismology, means scientists in Mexico must carefully pick locations to monitor.

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