Earthquakes shake California continually while volcanoes loom over northern California, Oregon, and Washington. These different hazards are caused by different kinds of plate boundariesa transform fault to the south, and a subduction zone to the north.
This map shows:
Active faults, faults not considered to be active, subduction zones
Relief map of the western U.S., showing locations of faults, earthquakes, and volcanoes
Volcanoes active in the past 10,000 years
Earthquake epicenters, and earthquake magnitudes for 1964-1994
An inset explaining how California’s transform fault was formed
This version is laminatedfeaturing a "write and wipe" surface and durable plastic covering. Please note: Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
22" x 36"
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I teach plate tectonics to sixth graders. I had this map from a national geo magazine, and it was hanging on my classroom door. Unfortunately, one day the rain leaked through my door and caused the map to stick to my door - which was fine until I had to change classrooms. I ordered the laminated version from National Geographic, and I am very disappointed with the quality. It has none of the richness of the original. I thought I was getting the original map, but it's not. The one I received looks like a cheaply done color photocopy. Paid out of pocket, and was expecting National Geographic to deliver a quality product, especially for the price they charged. Probably won't order more maps from them.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend