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Plate Tectonics, The Cause of Earthquakes
This page provides an overview of the role of plate tectonics in the generation of earthquakes. It provides a map of plate locations and figures that illustrate fault types and tectonic environments (extensional, transform, and compressional). Examples of surface features in the Pacific Northwest, Nevada, Indonesia, the San Andreas Fault, the Red Sea, the Zagoros Mountains in Iran, and on the planet Venus are provided.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-356
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr John N Louie
University of Nevada, Geophysics