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Plate Boundaries Using Google Earth

Roger Weller, geology instructor 
last edited:  3/22/18

DIVERGENCE- Continental Crust Separating
Images are from Google Earth

Great Basin-an example of Basin and Range Faulting
latitude: 40.090      longitude:  -115.228
photo credits:  Google Earth, Landsat/Copernicus, NOAA, US Navy, GEBCO, NSF, SIO, LDEO-Columbia  

inclined view

latitude: 39.148      longitude:  -115.057
photo credits:  Google Earth, Landsat/Copernicus

from the Geologic Map of the United States

Great Basin Linked References

Great Basin- Wikipedia

What is the Great Basin?

Geotectonic Evolution of the Great Basin

Nevada Geology- The Paleontology Portal

Placement of Basin and Range Faulting

Great Elliptical Basin

Geologic Map of North America- Western

Earthquakes in the Crust- Great Basin

Nevada’s Great 1915 Earthquake

Earthquakes in Nevada

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