Two completely different earthquakes over the weekend, yet somehow related.
Situated right on the subduction zone, it was a perfect contraction on the beachball.
But Mexico was a different kettle of fish.
It was up in the 'messed up zone' on top of the subduction. This is where you have volcanoes and general extension. Thus, the beachball was a pull-apart.
But, the two zones are almost exactly the same. Up north from Crete you have a very famous, civilization-destroying volcano zone. The only difference is that the subduction zone in Crete is very messy and may not be able to pull the M9+'s that the Mexico zone is so capable of.