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New Madrid Seismic Zone
... Seismic Zone, also known as the Reelfoot Rift or the New Madrid Fault Line, is ... to produce damaging earthquakes in coming decades. Geology The New Madrid Seismic Zone is made ... when North America began to split or rift apart during the breakup of the supercontinent ... Era (about 750 million years ago). The rift failed, but remained as a scar or ... ocean, depositing layers of sediment on the rift. During the Mesozoic Era (about 200 ...
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Talk:Plate tectonics
... simply equal to faults as previously stated. Rift valleys have been called faults, it simply ... arguments in our organization!) a trench or rift might more easily been seen as "just ... a warning saying that the section on geology is pre-plate tectonics, so could anyone ... redirected here. Tectonics is a branch of geology as well as petrology or sedimentology, but ... expanded to include its relation to structural geology and discuss the development of the ...
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Plate tectonics   (translated from German)
... one attained fundamentally new realizations over the geology of the ocean floors. One recognized for ... of Petrol Ampferer (see also: History of geology, Permanence theory). Gebirgsbildung and volcanism in the ... ditches Also the tectonic ditches, like that Rift Valley in East Africa as the all ... In the sea-plate East Africa niches Rift Valley, the southern part of the Great rift Valley, the emergence of a new ...
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Colorado Plateau
... the Rocky Mountains, Uinta Mountains, Rio Grande Rift, Mogollon Rim and the Basin and Range ... planned for every 5 to 10 years. Geology One of the most geologically intriguing features ... evaporites from the sea were deposited (see geology of Arches and Canyonlands area for detail ... a proto-North America (for detail, see geology of the Grand Canyon area). The province ... near-shore environment formed the Carmel (see geology of the Zion and Kolob canyons ...
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List of environment topics:G
... geologic hazards geologic province (geological depression) depression (geology) (geological phenomenon: see) list of geological phenomena geology (see also list of geology topics) geomagnetic excursion (geomagnetic field) Earth's ... geostrophic wind geosyncline geosynthetics geotechnical engineering geothermal (geology) geothermal areas in Lassen Volcanic National Park ... rock flour (see under Agricultural use) glacial geology of the Genesee River (in northeastern ...
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Valles Marineris
... and 11 km deep, the Valles Marineris rift system is ten times longer, seven times ... However, near the eastern flanks of the rift there appear to be some channels that ... that the Valles Marineris was formed by rift faults like the East African Rift Valley, later made bigger by erosion and collapsing of the rift walls. One source of this erosion, ...
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Death Valley National Park
... area has been profoundly shaped by its geology, which is very long and complex. The ... 138,800.[4] Geologic history Main article: Geology of the Death Valley area The Death ... Group are from basaltic lava flows. A rift opened and subsequently flooded the region as ... visitor center has displays dealing with the geology, climate, wildlife and natural history of the ... of interest in the Death Valley area Geology of the Death Valley area List ...
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Category:Plate tectonics
... to this category. C Continents Cratons R Rift valleys Pages in category "Plate tectonics" There ... Continental drift Convergent boundary Copperbelt Province Crust (geology) D Deccan Traps Deep focus earthquake Divergent ... cont. Forearc G Galapagos Rise Galápagos Islands Geology of the Himalaya Geosyncline Gorda Plate Great ... Glen Fault Grenville orogeny Guyot H Hotspot (geology) I Iceland hotspot India Plate Indo-Australian ... Penokean orogeny Philippine Plate Plume tectonics R Rift (geology) Robert S. Dietz Rodinia Romanche ...
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Robert Ballard
... Barbara, earning undergraduate degrees in chemistry and geology. After getting married, Ballard began working full ... working towards a Ph.D. in marine geology at the University of Southern California in ... Ballard received a Ph.D. in marine geology and geophysics at the University of Rhode ... Herzon on an expedition to the Galápagos Rift off the coast of the Galápagos Islands ... vents, something not observed at the Galápagos Rift. Ballard and geophysicist Jean Francheteau went ...
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Passive margin   (translated from French)
Passive margin In geology , a passive margin or "passive continental terrace ... has one of the two shoulders of rift who initiated the oceanic opening (the other shoulder of the rift is other with dimensions of the ocean ... margin can be distinguished: the sediments ante-rift, deposited before the phase of rifting, in calm tectonic context. the sediments syn-rift, deposited during the phase of rifting ( ...
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