Plate Tectonics Resources

Continents on the move from NOVA

A multimedia tour of plate tectonics 

Plates on the move - see how plates move

Watch this video on earthquakes and volcanos

What causes earthquakes? 

What is plate tectonics? Check out this explanation

An explanation of plate boundaries  -  also in Spanish

Thinkquest: Volcanos 

Plate Tectonics 

Map of all tectonic plates 

Interactive plate tectonics map 

Tour of Park Geology 

Protected Paradise - Article from Sirs Discoverer


Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador (Andes Mountains)

Stratovolcanoscroll down to the section on Stratovolcano

About Cotopaxi 

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

If Yellowstone were to erupt 

Behind Yellowstone 

Yellowstone Volcano Alert - YouTube video on what would happen if Yellowstone erupted

Swarm of earthquakes in 2010 

Caldera scroll down until you find Yellowstone

Hotspots scroll down to the last paragraph to find Yellowstone

Þingvellir National Park, Iceland

Volcanic Landforms do a find (Ctrl F) for Iceland

Understanding Plate Motions 

Formation ofThingvellir 

Geology of Thingvellir 

 Iceland's Katla Volcano Is Getting Restless - Article from SIRS Discoverer

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Types of volcanos do a find(Ctrl F) for Hawaii

How Volcanos in Hawaii formed 

Formation of Hawaii 

Geology of Hawaii 

Current Activity Status 

Hotspots in Hawaii 

Pinnacles National Monument, California (San Andreas Fault)

Plate Boundary Structure along the San Andreas Fault 

How Pinnacles was formed 

Pinnacles from the National Parks Service

Plate Movement along San Andreas Fault 


Mt St Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington State

National Volcanic Monument 

Eruption in 1980 

Video of the 1980 eruption 

The Geography Site on Mt. St. Helens 

Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa (East African Rift Valley)

Understanding Plate Tectonics do a find (Ctrl F) for Africa

About Kilimanjaro 

Formation of Kilimanjaro 

Rift valley and Kilimanjaro 

Dead Sea, Mideast

Formation of Dead Sea 

Dead Sea Transform  

More on the Dead Sea use links on the page for more information