How and why convergent plate boundaries cause massive earthquakes.
Practice Earthquakes at Convergent Plate Boundaries questions
Reviews how and why convergent plate boundaries cause massive earthquakes.
Connect your daily life experiences with specific points in a reading using a Double Entry Diary.
James Cameron developed and built a submersible to explore the deepest trenches including the Challenger Deep.
Deep earthquakes are often large, but less hazardous than shallow earthquakes. Under such great pressures, geologists are not quite sure how these earthquakes happen.
There are a couple of good illustrations and animations of the different plate boundaries. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to take a quiz on identifying the plates of the world and how they converge.
A map showing all of the aftershocks from the Tohoku Earthquake in June 10, 2011 in Japan.
An excellent interactive article that explains the Tohoku Earthquake in Japan.