Alaska Plate Tectonics

 

 

 

 

 

This website explores how plate tectonics can result in mountain formation, earthquakes, and volcanoes in Alaska. A video on the website illustrates the subduction of the Pacific Plate under the North American Plate, as well as the collision with the Yakutat block (creating the Wrangell St. Elias). This video is really great, and even explains that there are still aftershocks being measured from the great 1964 earthquake!

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