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Magma FormationMagma Formation How Deep Does Magma Form in subduction zones? Clues from chlorite. 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. Pangea RiftingPangea Rifting Pangea rifting produced intense volcanic activity that doubled atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Great Rift ValleyThe East Africa Rift System: The East Africa Rift System: Learn about the East Africa Rift. Driving Forces What Drives the Plates? What Drives the Plates? A new force is discovered that could propel Earth\'s tectonic plates. What Is The Moho?What Is The Moho? What Is The Moho? Learn about the Mohorovicic Discontinuity. Earth\'s Internal HeatEarth\'s Internal Heat Earth\'s Internal Heat: About half of Earth\'s heat is produced by decay of radioactive materials.
Mariana TrenchMariana Trench Exploring the Mariana Trench: A robotic vehicle dives 6.8 miles down - a new world record! Earthquake FrequencySan Andreas Quake Frequency San Andreas Quake Frequency: Earthquake frequency might be higher than previously believed. Hawaiian Hot SpotHawaiian Hot Spot How did the Hawaiian Islands Form? The power of a moving plate over a stationary hot spot. Saudi Volcanic FieldSaudi Volcanic Field Harrat Lunayyir: 30,000 eathquakes and rifting reveal activity in this volcanic field.
New Madrid MysteryNew Madrid Mystery New Madrid Mystery: Why do large earthquakes occur far from an active plate boundary? Cities Moved by QuakeCities Moved by Quake South American Cities Moved by Earthquake: Some moved ten feet westward. Elastic ReboundElastic Rebound Theory Elastic Rebound Theory and how it applies to earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault. 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. Pacific EarthquakesPacific Earthquake Triggers: Pacific Earthquake Triggers: Subduction zone core samples reveal earthquake triggers. Drilling To The MohoDrilling To The Moho Drilling to Earth\'s Mantle: New technology might make drilling to the Moho possible. San Andreas ArticleSan Andreas Article What is the San Andreas Fault? Map, photos and description of the fault by Dr. David Lynch.
San Andreas MapSan Andreas Map Google Map allows you to zoom in on the San Andreas Fault with satellite images. Japan TsunamiTsunami of Unexpected Power Tsunami of Unexpected Power: Unusual fault movement gave Japan\'s tsunami more \"punch\". Pacific TsunamisPacific Tsunamis Pacific Tsunamis: This ocean is surrounded by plate boundaries, that can produce tsunami. New Madrid New Madrid New Madrid Seismic Zone: An earthquake hazard review for the NMSZ.
Indian Ocean TsunamisIndian Ocean Tsunamis Indian Ocean Tsunamis: Deadly tsunamis triggered by earthquakes and volcanoes. Pacific Tsunami ThreatPacific Tsunami Threat Pacific Tsunami Threat: Alaska earthquakes can impact the Pacific Basin.    

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