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Can there be earthquakes in the Gulf of Mexico?

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In fact, yes they could happen. For the last 50-60 years there have been registered earthquakes on the Gulf of Mexico, either close to Veracruz (southern Gulf of Mexico) or close to the Louisiana coast (northern Gulf of Mexico).

At the related links section you can see a map of the last earthquake epicenters around the world for the last 60 years, which of course include some on the Gulf of Mexico.
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