The theory of plate tectonics revolutionized the earth sciences by explaining how the movement of geologic plates causes mountain building, volcanoes, and earthquakes.
9 - 12
Earth Science, Geology, Oceanography, Geography, Physical Geography
San Andreas Fault
Tectonic plate boundaries, like the San Andreas Fault pictured here, can be the sites of mountain-building events, volcanoes, or valley or rift creation.
Photograph by Georg Gerster
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August 17, 2022
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