Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Learn more about the Earth and the changes that happen.


Earthquakes happen all over the world and are very powerful.  Scientists can predict where most earthquakes can occur and measure their strength.

Click on the USGS website to learn more about how scientists measure the power of earthquakes.


This map shows where most earthquake activity takes place.

Volcanoes are violent eruptions caused by pressure beneath the earth's crust. 

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