Earthquakes and Plate
Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics are vitally
connected. The movement of the Earth's crustal plates is the
major cause of earthquakes, and volcanoes also. The Earth's
major plates are shown on
5 of the
Earth Science Reference Tables.
If you were to plot all of the earthquakes that occur on
Earth, you would find that they follow a pattern.
This pattern follows fairly closely the plate boundaries
indicated on the reference table
You would see a similar pattern if you plotted the
volcanoes of the world.
This page and the links at the left are designed to aid
students in reviewing the following topics which will appear
on the New York State Earth Science Regents Examination. In
addition, students may test their knowledge of the material
presented here by accessing multiple-choice questions from
past Regents Exams.