San Andreas fault, a continental transform fault that runs a length of roughly 810 miles (1,300 km) through California in the United States. The fault's motion is right-lateral strike-slip (horizontal motion). It forms the tectonic boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate.

San Andreas fault, a continental transform fault that runs a length of roughly 810 miles (1,300 km) through California in the United States. The fault's motion is right-lateral strike-slip (horizontal motion). It forms the tectonic boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate.

The Ring of Fire contains over 450 volcanoes and is home to approximately 75% of the world's active volcanoes; as well, nearly 90% of the world's earthquakes occur in this area.

The Ring of Fire contains over 450 volcanoes and is home to approximately 75% of the world's active volcanoes; as well, nearly 90% of the world's earthquakes occur in this area.

This paper plate flower craft is a great spring and summer craft for kids. It offers kids a great opportunity to work on scissor skills.

This paper plate flower craft is a great spring and summer craft for kids. It offers kids a great opportunity to work on scissor skills.

Stoneware South Pacific Plates 70s Mod by 40sZen on Etsy

Stoneware South Pacific Plates 70s Mod

Stoneware South Pacific Plates 70s Mod by 40sZen on Etsy

Alert: Tension Mounting on Pacific Plate: Region of Kamchatka Rocked by Scores of Earthquakes

ALERT: Tension mounting on Pacific Plate: region of Kamchatka rocked by scores of earthquakes

Tension mounting on Pacific Plate: region of Kamchatka rocked by scores of earthquakes Posted on May 2013

Some explosive science offered a glimpse into how tectonic plates slide around Earth’s surface.

Year in review: Pacific Plate slides over slick layer

Some explosive science offered a glimpse into how tectonic plates slide around Earth’s surface.

This is the area where the pacific plate, and the north American plate come together. Pacific on the left, north American on the right

This is the area where the pacific plate, and the north American plate come together. Pacific on the left, north American on the right

Process Art Activity for Kids: Paper Plate Twisting! Easy art project for preschool and kindergarten and a fun way to explore color mixing!

Paper Plate Twisting Process Art Activity for Kids

Process Art Activity for Kids: Paper Plate Twisting! Easy art project for preschool and kindergarten and a fun way to explore color mixing!

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