All rights reserved. The Earth's plates jostle about in fits and starts that are punctuated with earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. There are a few handfuls of major plates and dozens of smaller, or minor, plates. Six of the majors are named for the continents embedded within them, such as the North American, African, and Antarctic plates. Though smaller in size, the minors are no less important when it comes to shaping the Earth.
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After a series of earthquakes spark fears of greater tremors around the world's most active fault line we tell you all you need to know about it and the risks of living on it. Recently the United States has been rocked by eight earthquakes in quick succession , with three tremors hitting in California and others felt in Oklahoma Alaska, Nebraska and Texas. Alaska in the US also sits in the Ring of Fire, which causes many volcano eruptions and earthquakes. This has caused many earthquakes over the years, including the recent 5.
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Account Options Sign in. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Plates, Plumes, and Planetary Processes. Gillian R. Foulger , Donna M.