Countdown to the Day of Reckoning – 5 Days –Fault Lines

Plate map earth

Our ever-changing earth is made up of several plates that bump, grind, rub, and twist in a tectonic dance. All that moving around has created some pretty cool geological features, like mountains. If you want to see a really good example of how rocks can bend over time, take a look at Sideling Hill in Maryland. When they build Interstate 86 they cut through Sideling Hill, uncovering some spectacular layers.

http://www.mgs.md.gov/geology/geology_tour/sideling_hill.html

Sometimes the plates move a bunch all at once. That’s when we feel earthquakes.

Keep an eye on this spot as we get closer to the Day of Reckoning.

Plate map

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/faults/

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/#%7B%22autoUpdate%22%3A%5B%22autoUpdate%22%5D%2C%22basemap%22%3A%22grayscale%22%2C%22feed%22%3A%221day_m25%22%2C%22listFormat%22%3A%22default%22%2C%22mapposition%22%3A%5B%5B-67.74275906666388%2C-183.515625%5D%2C%5B78.63000556774836%2C210.234375%5D%5D%2C%22overlays%22%3A%5B%22plates%22%5D%2C%22restrictListToMap%22%3A%5B%22restrictListToMap%22%5D%2C%22search%22%3Anull%2C%22sort%22%3A%22newest%22%2C%22timezone%22%3A%22utc%22%2C%22viewModes%22%3A%5B%22list%22%2C%22map%22%5D%2C%22event%22%3Anull%7D

https://www.exploratorium.edu/faultline/liveeye.html

 

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of STAR TOUCHED

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About A. L. Kaplan

I am a writer, artist, and parent.
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