How North America got its shape - Peter J. Haproff
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You can find excellent figures and explanations of North American plate tectonics from the U.S. Geological Survey here. You can also see paleogeographic reconstructions of North America through geologic time at Dr. Ron Blakey’s site.
Want to learn more about the San Andreas fault and other active faults right in our backyard? See the Southern California Earthquake Center’s site. How about hourly updates of global earthquakes? Real-time information on North America’s volcanoes can be found at this site.
North America's range of national parks offers many opportunities for visitors to see these geographical and geological formations in person. More information can be found at the National Park Service website.
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