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Subduction (movie)
Pangea (movie)
Seafloor Spreading (movie)
Geology movies

Naica Crystal Caves. Geologist Juan Manuel García-Ruiz calls it "the Sistine Chapel of crystals," but Superman could call it home. Mexico's Cueva de los Cristales (Cave of Crystals) contains some of the world's largest known natural crystals—translucent beams of gypsum as long as 36 feet (11 meters).

This Dynamic Planet World Map of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Impact Craters, and Plate Tectonics from the Smithsonian, USGS, and US Naval Research Laboratory

Volcano Photo Glossary Photos, drawings and animations illustrating types of lava, volcanoes, eruptions, and ejected material.
Volcano World
Earthquake Monitoring USGS's National Earthquake Center now has researchers on duty around the clock to help speed measurements to the Web. Information on temblors anywhere in the world will post within 30 minutes. Click on U.S. or global maps to find out the depth, strength, and location for events within the past week. Other report features include seismic hazard maps that indicate the peak ground acceleration during the quake. You can dig up plenty of other information on recent and historic quakes.
Geologic Time
Plate Tectonic Reconstruction allows you to calculate tectonic plate positions of any age back to 150 million years ago.
Continental Drift animation from 150 million years ago to today.
Devonian period The Devonian period in earth history was about 400 million years ago. It is the fourth period of the Paleozoic era. This website featurs the basic background of the plants, animals, and geology of that period as recorded in the fossil remains at the Red Hill site in Pennsylvania. Get started on the Who's Who page!
  Geol 100: Phil Farquharson's Geology 100
  Geol 101: Phil Farquharson's Geology 101
  Phil Farquharson's Geology Website
  Geology Club
  Phil Farquharson's Teaching Site
  Farquharson's Geolinks Best geology links page from the president of the San Diego Assoviation of Geologists.
  Sand is one of the most common materials on earth. This is a book review of a book that could have been titled "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sand".
  Faultline is the site for seismic science from the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Extensive accounts and photos of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. explanations of earthquake essentials and discussion of building designs to reduce damage. Graphics showing prediction on how buildings respond to earthquakes.
  1906 San Francisco Earthquake. This is a most comprehensive collection of photos stories about this devastating earthquake and the subsequent fire. Nearly the entire city collapsed, 28,000 buildings were destroyed, and half of the city's inhabitants were left homeless.
  Lake Voui turns red (photo) The continuing eruption of Aoba volcano on Vanuatu, a South Pacific Island, has now reached a point where the volcanic lake turned red. This website traks the fast evolution of this volcano.
  Earth Science Acronyms, Glossaries and Gazetteers a list of sites that contain helpful acronyms used throughout the Earth Science (and other) communities, glossaries of Earth Science terms, and gazetteers of geographic location names.
  Program Coordinator-- Ken Yanow x5720