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