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Earthquakes, Volcanoes,
and Plate Tectonics
Lava fountain volcanic eruption

Earthquakes and volcanoes are interesting in their own right, as manifestations of the power of nature at its greatest. The scale of major earthquakes and volcanic eruptions can simply boggle the mind. And beyond that, both are aspects of plate tectonics, the grand unifying theory of geology and the process that has shaped our planet's surface over its entire history.