Photos: Rondi Davies and all rocks: courtesy of AMNH, Roderick Mickens
All Photos and Illustrations: courtesy of AMNH
Photos: Explore How Plates Affect Your World: Alaska earthquake: USGS; Mount St. Helens: U.S. Department of Interior; San Francisco earthquake: USGS; Hawaii: NASA; Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Chile earthquake: USGS; Mount Etna: NASA; Turkey earthquake: USGS; Mount Kilimanjaro: NASA; Himalayas mountains: NASA; Krakatau volcano: courtesy of R.W. Decker, http://www.doubledeckerpress.com; Mount Fuji: NASA and AMSR-E; How Plates Affect Our Planet: Mount Rainier: United States Geological Survey (USGS); Himalayas mountains: NASA; Appalachian mountains: National Park Service (NPS); Alaska earthquake: USGS; San Francisco earthquake: USGS; Hawaiian hot spot: USGS; Old Faithful geyser: INEEL; Illustrations: flat maps of the Earth: courtesy of AMNH; plate movements, event icons, Pangaea: Eric Hamilton; Earth cutaway: courtesy of AMNH
About 90% of volcanic eruptions happen at the bottom of the ocean.
Some meteorites are as old as the solar system.
The Western United States is one of the best places in the world to find dinosaur fossils.
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