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www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TSTVCIZ-dg

A brief review of Plate Tectonics and California Geology -- designed for the introductory-level student in a physical geology class. To access versions with ...

www.answers.com/Q/What_tectonic_plate_is_California_on

What tectonic plate is California on? ... Plate movements occur because the layer of Earth directly below thelithosphere, the asthenosphere, is hot enough, and under enoughlithostatic pressure to ...

pnsn.org/outreach/about-earthquakes/plate-tectonics

This is a map of the main tectonic plates that comprise the Earth's surface: In the Pacific Northwest movement of three tectonic plates drive our earthquake hazard. The Pacific Plate is moving to the northwest at a speed of between 7 and 11 centimeters (cm) or ~3-4 inches a year.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Andreas_Fault

The San Andreas Fault is a continental transform fault that extends roughly 1,200 kilometers (750 mi) through California. It forms the tectonic boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate, and its motion is right-lateral strike-slip (horizontal). The fault divides into three segments, each with different characteristics and a different degree of earthquake risk.

www.livescience.com/45294-san-andreas-fault.html

California's sleeping giant, the San Andreas Fault, marks the slippery yet sticky boundary between two of Earth's tectonic plates. It is responsible for the biggest earthquakes in California, up ...

www.nationalgeographic.com/.../plate-tectonics

The movement of the plates creates three types of tectonic boundaries: convergent, where plates move into one another; divergent, where plates move apart; and transform, where plates move sideways ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plate_tectonics

Plate tectonics (from the Late Latin tectonicus, from the Greek: τεκτονικός "pertaining to building") is a scientific theory describing the large-scale motion of seven large plates and the movements of a larger number of smaller plates of the Earth's lithosphere, since tectonic processes began on Earth between 3 and 3.5 billion years ago.The model builds on the concept of continental...

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Attention turns to the Big One as earthquakes hit California. Don't miss. ... Scientists warn that if we just follow some general rules of plate tectonic movement, with the Pacific Plate moving ...

earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/events/1906calif/virtual...

The Northern California Earthquake, April 18, 1906. Tectonic Plate Boundaries. The outermost shell of the Earth consists of a mosaic of rigid “plates” that have been moving relative to one another for hundreds of millions of years. Two of these moving plates meet in western California; the boundary between them is a zone of faults, the ...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F8AcDJq2QU

An Animated Tectonic History of Western North America and Southern California. Tanya Atwater, Dept. Geological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA Summary list of QuickTime ...