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Plate Tectonics Map
Plate Tectonics Map
Plate Tectonics Map of the world, showing plates, boundaries, boundary types and more.
Types Of Eruptions
Types Of Eruptions
Types of Volcanic Eruptions - A description of the most common eruption types.
Hawaiian Hot Spot
Hawaiian Hot Spot
How did the Hawaiian Islands Form? The power of a moving plate over a stationary hot spot.
The Largest Earthquake
The Largest Earthquake
The Largest Earthquake ever recorded was a 9.5 magnitude event in 1960 in Chile
Teaching Tectonics
Teaching Tectonics
Teaching Plate Tectonics with easy-to-draw illustrations is fun and effective.
San Andreas Article
San Andreas Article
What is the San Andreas Fault? Map, photos and description of the fault.
Lo'ihi Seamount
The Next Hawaiian Island
The Next Hawaiian Island could be growing in the Pacific Ocean right now. Its name is Lo'ihi.
What Is The Moho?
What Is The Moho?
What Is The Moho? Learn about the Mohorovicic Discontinuity.
Tsunami Causes
What Causes a Tsunami?
What Causes a Tsunami? Learn how plate motions trigger earthquakes and tsunamis.
Great Rift Valley
The East Africa Rift System:
The East Africa Rift System Learn about the East Africa Rift.
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.
Geology Tools
Geology Tools
Geology Tools - Hammers, field bags, hand lenses, maps, hardness picks, gold pans.
Indian Ocean Tsunamis
Indian Ocean Tsunamis
Indian Ocean Tsunamis Deadly tsunamis triggered by earthquakes and volcanoes.
Pacific Tsunamis
Pacific Tsunamis
Pacific Tsunamis This ocean is surrounded by plate boundaries, that can produce tsunamis.