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Shaking It Up

Depending upon where you live in the United States, you may or may not be visited by an earthquake sometime soon. The areas of greatest concern lie along major fault lines (as in California and Alaska), but New Madrid, Missouri … Continue reading

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Plate Tectonics

The earthquake and ensuing tsunami in Japan were a result of plate tectonics, or large scale movement of the Earth’s crust. The major plates are African, Antarctic, Australian, Eurasian, Indian, North American, South American, and Pacific. The minor plates (of … Continue reading

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