‘Caldas tear’ resolves puzzling seismic activity beneath Colombia

Colombia sits atop a complex geological area where three tectonic plates are interacting, producing seismicity patterns that have puzzled seismologists for years. Now seismologists have identified the “Caldas tear,” which is a break in a slab that separates two subducting plates and accounts for curious features, including a “nest” of seismic activity beneath east-central Colombia and high grade mineral deposits on the surface.
Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130606101728.htm