This frequently-asked-questions feature deals with the relationship between earthquakes, faults, and plate tectonics; myths about earthquakes; effects and experiences; preparedness; and many other topics. The page...
The scientific community does not always embrace every new idea that comes along. Alfred Wegener, the scientist who first proposed the theory of continental drift, learned that the hard way. This video segment shows how...
In this exercise, students investigate the use of balanced cross sections and retrodeformation to study faults that do not break the surface and their application to tectonics, folding, and earthquake hazards....
In this exercise, students investigate hypsometry (the distribution of land area at different elevations) and its use in evaluating how tectonic processes shape the landscape. Introductory materials explain the balance...
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