1. What is the plate tectonic theory? Explain the types of plate boundaries, and provide 1 example for each type of plate boundary.
2. Visit the USGS Advanced National Seismic Station (ANSS) list of ANSS stations at: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/monitoring/operations/network.php?virtual_network=ANSS. Identify the station closest to where you live. You can use the “Ctrl + F” command to search for a state name if you do not want to scroll through the whole list. Remember though, that a station in a bordering state may be physically closest to you.
Provide the following:
|Name of station|
|Latitude and longitude|
|Distance from you (in miles)|
|Date station commenced operation (year, day of year)|
3. Now visit the USGA Earthquake Fault Map at: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/hazards/qfaults/map/#qfaults. Find the approximate location of your ANSS station on the map. Click on a colored line closest to your station (this is a fault). A pop-up window should appear. Use it to provide the following information:
|Name of the fault|
|Age of the fault|
|Slip rate (this is how fast one side of the fault moves past the other)|
4. How do geologists determine the age of a fault line? What types of evidence specifically are used?
5. Now, visit the National Geographic MapMaker Interactive Plate Tectonic map at:http://mapmaker.nationalgeographic.org/3HAuN6mlVI6HWdsaiPJ8Z/. Be sure you are on the “Plate Tectonics” map. Provide the following:
|Name of the plate on which you live|
|Closest neighboring plate(s) to you|
6. Lastly, use the interactive map found here: https://www.learner.org/interactives/dynamicearth/plate.html. Use the map identify the type of plate boundaries that are present between your plate and the closest neighbor(s) you identified.