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Plate Movement and Earthquakes


Describe the relationship between plate movements and earthquakes, mountain building, volcanoes, and sea floor spreading SPI 0707.7.6

Links verified on 6/23/2014

  1. Earthquake Information Pages from the British Geological Survey
  2. Earthquakes: Nature's Fury - from National Geographic
  3. Plate Tectonics - the Cause of Earthquakes [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  4. Science Odyssey: You Try It: Plate Tectonics - A hands-on exercise about plate tectonics and earthquakes from PBS. Requires Shockwave plug-in This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Virginia Tech Seismological Observatory - VTSO compiles a Southeastern US Earthquake Catalog which can be browsed or downloaded.
  6. Volcano World - The Web's Premier Source of Volcano Info. This site is hosted by the University of North Dakota.
  7. Volcanoes: Can We Predict Volcanic Eruptions? - A complete volcano unit from Annenberg/CPB
  8. Volcanoes: Nature's Fury - from National Geographic
  9. Volcano Hazards Program - from the USGS.
  10. Volcanoes Page from the Michigan Technological University
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