A Volcano. Plate Tectonics PowerPoint. By: Daniel Luddeke. Earthquake Damage. Section #1 History of Pangaea .
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These are 2 photos of Alfred Wegener. He was the German scientist that came up with the theory of Pangaea or the super continent . He was born in November 1880 and died November 1930.
*An important fact to know:
Plates mean a giant land mass that is constantly moving around and shifting.
This is a diagram of plates moving and splitting apart through the ages
This is a picture of the Himalayan mountains which formed because of activity along a convergent boundary.
This is a photo of a volcano spewing molten rock or magma (technically called lava when it reaches the surface).
This is a photo of a landslide that occurred in El Salvador
This is a photo of the damage that occurred in the result of an earthquake. This earthquake occurred in Japan in 2004. Japan is dead in the center where the North American, Philippine and Pacific plates meet.
This is a diagram of an oceanic trench that formed when 2 convergent plates collided.
This is a prime example of a mudslide and what it can do to towns and homes.
This is a diagram of what occurs at a divergent boundary.
This is a map of the Mid Atlantic Ridge in the Atlantic Ocean. It played a major role in the breakup of Pangaea.
This is a sonar diagram of the mid ocean ridge. Sonar gives us the opportunity to map under water land features and other features that we can use to better understand earths surface.
This is a map of all of the plate boundaries across the world.
This is a diagram of what occurs at transform boundaries.
This is an Aerial photo of the San Andreas Fault in California.
This is a diagram of the transform boundary in California. This is the boundary that separates the pacific and North American plate.
This is a map showing the most and least earthquake probable areas in California.
This picture shows major structural damage that can happen when an earthquake ruptures along the San Andreas fault line.
This diagram shows the New Madrid seismic area that caused a major earthquake that rang church bells in Boston, Massachusetts in 1811.
This diagram shows all of the earthquakes that have occurred around the New Madrid fault line since 1974 but none of these were as major a scientists believe we could experience.
This picture/diagram show what level of shaking is most high and least high in a building. Earthquakes can also cause a great number of structural damage and we need to prepare ourselves better for more and larger earthquakes.
This is a great diagram of the North American plate and all of the plates that surround it. Take a look at this map and look at where the pacific plate and North American plates meet. Now Take a look at the map below and look at where all of the major earthquakes have occurred. They have all occurred along this plate boundary area.
This map of the united states show the level of seismic hazard throughout the united states. It also show earthquakes that have occurred since 1978 that had a magnitude of 6.5 or higher. Most of them have occurred along the North American and pacific plate boundary. This boundary area is also called the pacific ring of fire.
Section 1: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/geology/techist.html