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» Plate Tectonics
Plate Tectonics Articles, Theory, Plate Diagrams, Maps, Teaching Ideas
How Deep Does Magma Form
in subduction zones? Clues from chlorite.
Teaching Plate Tectonics
with easy-to-draw illustrations is fun and effective.
Explore Plate Boundaries:
Zoom in for a close look with satellite images and maps.
rifting produced intense volcanic activity that doubled atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Great Rift Valley
The East Africa Rift System:
Learn about the East Africa Rift.
What Drives the Plates?
A new force is discovered that could propel Earth\'s tectonic plates.
What Is The Moho?
What Is The Moho?
Learn about the Mohorovicic Discontinuity.
Earth\'s Internal Heat
Earth\'s Internal Heat:
About half of Earth\'s heat is produced by decay of radioactive materials.
Exploring the Mariana Trench:
A robotic vehicle dives 6.8 miles down - a new world record!
San Andreas Quake Frequency:
Earthquake frequency might be higher than previously believed.
Hawaiian Hot Spot
How did the Hawaiian Islands Form?
The power of a moving plate over a stationary hot spot.
Saudi Volcanic Field
30,000 eathquakes and rifting reveal activity in this volcanic field.
New Madrid Mystery
New Madrid Mystery:
Why do large earthquakes occur far from an active plate boundary?
Cities Moved by Quake
South American Cities Moved by Earthquake:
Some moved ten feet westward.
Elastic Rebound Theory
and how it applies to earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault.
What Causes a Tsunami?
Learn how plate motions trigger earthquakes and tsunamis.
The Japan Earthquake
shifted Earth\'s mass resulting in a shorter day.
Pacific Earthquake Triggers:
Subduction zone core samples reveal earthquake triggers.
Drilling To The Moho
Drilling to Earth\'s Mantle:
New technology might make drilling to the Moho possible.
San Andreas Article
What is the San Andreas Fault?
Map, photos and description of the fault by Dr. David Lynch.
San Andreas Map
allows you to zoom in on the San Andreas Fault with satellite images.
Tsunami of Unexpected Power:
Unusual fault movement gave Japan\'s tsunami more \"punch\".
This ocean is surrounded by plate boundaries, that can produce tsunami.
New Madrid Seismic Zone:
An earthquake hazard review for the NMSZ.
Indian Ocean Tsunamis
Indian Ocean Tsunamis:
Deadly tsunamis triggered by earthquakes and volcanoes.
Pacific Tsunami Threat
Pacific Tsunami Threat:
Alaska earthquakes can impact the Pacific Basin.
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