Great Basin- Nevada
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Plate Boundaries Using Google Earth
  

Roger Weller, geology instructor 
(
wellerr@cochise.edu )
last edited:  1/9/17

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
http://www.businessinsider.com/san-andreas-earthquake-risk-increases-2016-6

What is the Great Basin?
https://greatbasinseeds.com/wordpress/what-is-the-great-basin

Geotectonic Evolution of the Great Basin
http://geosphere.gsapubs.org/content/2/7/353/F6.expansion.html

Nevada Geology- The Paleontology Portal
http://paleoportal.org/index.php?globalnav=time_space&sectionnav=state&name=Nevada

Placement of Basin and Range Faulting
http://geology.isu.edu/Alamo/devonian/basin_range.php

Great Elliptical Basin
http://www.mantleplumes.org/CRBEllipse.html

Geologic Map of North America- Western
https://gec.cr.usgs.gov/data/geomap_natatlas/west.shtml

Earthquakes in the Crust- Great Basin
http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/oer/earthquake/Page_144_Figure_2-2.jpg

Nevada’s Great 1915 Earthquake
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/geohazards/Earthquakes/1915article.html

Earthquakes in Nevada
https://drew90210.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/nevada-earthquakes.jpg?w=470&h=608

   
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