A news story on why earthquakes happen and which areas are most at risk.
Students plot the locations of faults and then map recent earthquakes in order to see the relationship between earthquakes and faults at plate boundaries.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Earthquake Zones.
Most volcanoes and earthquakes take place around the Pacific Ocean basin where convergent and transform plate boundaries are making the Pacific Ocean smaller.
Students will enter their own earthquake data on USGS site and look at the impact that citizen-driven data collection can have
Find out what is happening in the Gulf of California and how that affects the future of Baja California.
Describes the plate tectonics setting of the 1985 earthquake and why Mexico City was so hard hit.
This study guide summarizes the key points of Earthquake Zones, Earthquakes at Transform Plate Boundaries, Earthquakes at Convergent Plate Boundaries, and Intraplate Earthquakes. You can download and customize it to suit your needs and study habits.