Plate Tectonics Vacation
Welcome! To your plate tectonics vacation. We will be visiting land forms all around the world. Not only will you be able to see these great plates, but you will be able to learn about them too!
San Andreas Fault
The first place you will visit is the San Andreas Fault, in California. This is a very famous fault line, created by the transform boundary. The transform boundary is when two plates rub against each other in opposite directions. This fault has grown larger in some famous earthquakes, such as the 1857 Fort Tejon earthquake and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. These earthquakes have made the fault line grow over 1,300 kilometers. This area is a great place to go hiking and sight seeing.
Distance: 1,161 miles from DFW
Flight time: 3hrs and 45min
The next place we will be visiting is Mount Everest! Mount Everest is the largest mountain on earth, and is located in the Himalayas. This land form was made with the convergent boundary. A convergent boundary is when two plates push against each other in opposite directions, forming a mountain. This mountain has had many earthquakes, one in 2015 killed 18 hikers and started a chain of avalanches. At this location we will be snowboarding, hiking, and sight seeing.
Distance: 15,288 miles
Mount Vesuvius is a famous volcano formed by the divergent boundary. The divergent boundary is when two plates move away from each other in the opposite direction. Between these two plates magma rises forming a volcano. This volcano has produced some of the largest eruptions in Italy. This is a great area to explore the science behind the volcanoes in Italy. It is also a great place to sight see, due to all of the major land forms.
Distance: 5,608 miles
Time: 12 hrs