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Timeline of the San Andreas fault, showing the subduction of the Farallon and Pacific Plates by the North American Plate over the last 30 million years.

Knowledge empowers: "Timeline of the San Andreas fault, showing the subduction of the Farallon and Pacific Plates by the North American Plate over the last 30 million years.

Plate Tectonics - This looks like a great example of the plates.

Seeing the different types of plates will help me map out the shape of them when I design my tectonic plates, depending on which sketch I decide to go with. I love the idea of an aerial shot of a world map with the tectonic plates highlighted.

The story of a young survivor of the Indonesian Tsunami - Thoughts about God

Japan’s warning: are you prepared? Today the world awoke to the news that the largest ever earthquake on the Richter scale) had hit Japan.

The Earth Eras

This map of Pangea would be helpful in explaining the abstract concept. It provides time frames for the movement of each continent.

The deep sea is the part of the ocean out of the sun's reach. This starts about 200m down. And keeps going...for a very long time.

The deep sea is the part of the ocean out of the sun's reach. This starts about 200m down. And keeps going...for a very long time.

The deep sea is the part of the ocean out of the sun’s reach. This starts about down. And keeps going…for a very long time. 21 Reasons The Deep Sea Is Even Worse Than Your Worst Nightmare

Map of the modern San Andreas Fault in relation to the greater plate-tectonic setting of western North America and the northeastern Pacific

Map of the modern San Andreas Fault in relation to the greater plate-tectonic setting of western North America and the northeastern Pacific Ocean basin

Aerial photo of part of 800 mile long San Andreas Fault, San Luis Obispo County, California, CA United States

Aerial photo of San Andreas Fault, San Luis Obispo County, California, CA United States ~ Our contributor to the massive earthquakes!

There are three basic types of contacts: (1) depositional contacts, where a sediment layer is deposited over preexisting rock. (2) fault...

Geology of the Grand Canyon: There are three basic types of contacts: depositional contacts, where a sediment layer is deposited over preexisting rock.

San Andreas Fault ruptured in the 1906 earthquake that destroyed so much of San Francisco

Don't let this stop you from visiting beautiful California. "In a massive magnitude earthquake ruptured the entire San Andreas Fault in Northern California." A visible tear in the earth.