Essay on Plate Tectonics

Plate Tectonics and Related Hazards in Southern California

On April 18, 1906, San Francisco was struck by an earthquake that shook the city or about 20 seconds. The quake cracked gas lines to homes and businesses and ignited a deadly menace. The fires raged for days on end and burned down the city’s buildings and neighborhoods. 75% of the city was destroyed. Homes, […]

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Pacific Islands

1.What roles do plate tectonics play in the geomorphology of Pacific Islands? The earth’s crust is made out of plate tectonics. Each plate has a defined boundary and direction it moves. The plates in Earth’s crust perform two actions; they submerge under each other or they spread out. The Pacific Plate is the largest plate […]

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Mt. Nyiragongo

Mt. Nyiragongo is a very interesting and explosive volcano, even though it isn’t especially world renown. It is on the continent of Africa, near the Uganda and Rwanda border. Though it is near those borders, the volcano is in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The latitude and longitude of Mt. Nyiragongo is 1. 5167° […]

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Continental Drift

Continental drift is the idea that continents move freely over Earth’s surface, changing their positions relative to one another over time. This hypothesis has been around for more than 130 years. It’s amazing to know that once ago these continents on Earth were once joined together and have split and moved apart from one another. […]

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