Essays Tagged: "Pacific Plate"

This essay is about san Francisco and its earthquakes It includes: Introduction, how they happen and famous earthquakes

to plates rub together. California lies on The San Andreas fault, which consists of two plates: The Pacific Plate and The North American Plate. It is these two plates rubbing together that bring Earth ...

(2 pages) 69 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays


dge.Four major oceans make up most of the water in the world, The Atlantic (north & south), The Pacific, The Antarctic and The Indian Ocean. Within the basins of these oceans earthquakes can happe ... ow the other into the mantle, where it will be recycled. An example of this is shown below with the Pacific plate subducting under the Eurasian plate.The two plates want to travel in opposite directio ...

(6 pages) 143 0 4.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Research paper on the most seismically active state in the US, Alaska.

ng. Towards the southern edge of Alaska, lies the boundary between the North American Plate and the Pacific Plate. The Pacific Plate is moving towards the northwest and is being subducted under the No ... ty of this seismic activity occurs along the faults connected with the North American Plate and the Pacific Plates. The largest earthquakes recorded in the state have been caused by the subduction of ...

(5 pages) 69 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Mariana Trench- Science Report

e bottom of the earth's ocean floor to live a quite life bothering no one. This trench is where the Pacific Plate and the Philippine Plate meet. Trenches are long, steep V-shaped depths in the sea bot ... n to the process of one plate thrusting under another. The Mariana trench is the location where the Pacific Plate ducks steeply under the Philippine Plate where it's completely dark. Most of the plane ...

(5 pages) 33 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Oceanography


ault. Tiscali (2009) stated, "The San Andreas Fault in California lies above the North American and Pacific plates, and is an example of a conservative plate margin." The greatest loss of human life w ...

(4 pages) 32 0 5.0 May/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences

Land Feature

AbstractThis paper will discuss how the Pacific Southwest region was formed according to the theory of plate tectonics. It will explain the ... , is a crack in the crust of the earth and is the main factor behind the earthquakes that shake the Pacific Southwest. The fault causes earthquakes as the west side of the plates moves north. The pape ... al events formed. Finally, the paper will discuss the importance and economic value of rocks in the Pacific Southwest.�Explanation of the theory of plate tectonicsThe plate tectonic theory is a ...

(5 pages) 49 0 0.0 Aug/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences