The Plate Tectonic Tour!
By Stephanie Huerta
Transform plate boundary
Thousands of small earthquakes happen along the fault line. The biggest earthquake to have happen was the 1857 Fort Tejon earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9.
The distance from the DFW airport is approximately 1800 Km and the time to get there is 3 hours and 8 minutes (188 minutes). So the approxiamte speed of the plane would be 9.57 km/min.
Convergent plate boundary
There has been 45 earthquakes around the coast in the past year. The largest magnitude being 5.9 this year.
The time to get to Washington from the DFW airport takes about 4 hours and 21 minutes (261 min). The approximate distance is 2660 kilometers, so the speed of the plane would be 10.15 km/min.
Divergent Plate Boundary
In the summer of 2000, two severe earthquakes happened.
The flight time from the DFW airport to Þingvellir, Iceland would be 12 hours and 50 minutes (770 min.) The distance is about 6020 km so the speed would be 7.81 km/min.