5.9.18

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Today we finished plotting and analyzing our data for volcanos and earthquakes and we discovered that volcanos and earthquakes commonly occur together and almost always occur on or at plate boundaries. It is the movement of the plates at these boundaries that creates the conditions and stresses for volcanoes and earthquakes.

Take a look at the map below.vol. data

You can see that earthquakes and volcanoes do not happen randomly.

Tonight’s Homework: finish missing work by tomorrow

Extra Credit Opportunity:

What is the deal with Hawaii?

Write a paragraph or more explaining how Hawaii is volcanically active but DOES NOT sit on a plate boundary. You should include the words “hot spot” in your paragraph. You should also explain what has been happening there lately.

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