Eastern Mexico sliding slowly into Gulf

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Abstract

The eastern part of Mexico has been sliding slowly into the Gulf of Mexico during the past two million years, according to scientists of the U.S. Geological Survey.

The large, slow, landslide-like phenomenon, which poses no real danger to life or property, involves a huge slab of the earth's crust comprising about 75,000 square miles east of the Sierra Madre Oriental, extending from just below the Texas border to south of Mexico City.

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