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Anatomy of an Earthquake
Journey below the earth's surface to discover how shifts in geologic plates set off earthquakes. A map detailing the lines of specific geologic zones shows you the regions of our planet where an earthquake is most likely to occur. Worried about an earthquake in your neighborhood? Study the map to see which lines are nearest to you. Then, move on to a cross-section of an earthquake in progress. What are some of the differences between earthquakes caused on land and others caused at sea? Can you find the geologic process that causes the world's biggest earthquakes? (This interactive is not Mac compatible.)

(You will need the Flash plug-in to see the interactive. Click here to get the plug-in.)

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