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Plate Tectonics Articles, Theory, Plate Diagrams, Maps, Teaching Ideas

Teaching TectonicsTeaching Tectonics Teaching Plate Tectonics with easy-to-draw illustrations is fun and effective. Plate BoundariesPlate boundaries map Explore Plate Boundaries Zoom in for a close look with satellite images and maps. Magma FormationMagma Formation How Deep Does Magma Form in subduction zones? Clues from chlorite. What Is The Moho?What Is The Moho? What Is The Moho? Learn about the Mohorovicic Discontinuity.
San Andreas ArticleSan Andreas Article What is the San Andreas Fault? Map, photos and description of the fault by Dr. David Lynch. Tsunami CausesWhat Causes a Tsunami? What Causes a Tsunami? Learn how plate motions trigger earthquakes and tsunamis. Japan EarthquakeThe Japan Earthquake The Japan Earthquake shifted Earth\'s mass resulting in a shorter day. Great Rift ValleyThe East Africa Rift System: The East Africa Rift System Learn about the East Africa Rift.
San Andreas MapSan Andreas Map Google Map allows you to zoom in on the San Andreas Fault with satellite images. Hawaiian Hot SpotHawaiian Hot Spot How did the Hawaiian Islands Form? The power of a moving plate over a stationary hot spot. Cities Moved by QuakeCities Moved by Quake South American Cities Moved by Earthquake Some moved ten feet westward. New Madrid New Madrid New Madrid Seismic Zone An earthquake hazard review for the NMSZ.
Pacific TsunamisPacific Tsunamis Pacific Tsunamis This ocean is surrounded by plate boundaries, that can produce tsunami. Indian Ocean TsunamisIndian Ocean Tsunamis Indian Ocean Tsunamis Deadly tsunamis triggered by earthquakes and volcanoes.    

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