NASA Now Minute: Plate Tectonics: Earthquakes

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Dr. Greg Lyzenga is a research scientist at the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory and a professor of Physics at Harvey Mudd College in
Claremont, Calif. Lyzenga explains how friction between Earth’s plates
causes earthquakes, different types of earthquakes, and the difference
between predicting and detecting earthquakes. NASA Now Minutes are
excerpts from a weekly current events program available for classroom
use at the NASA Explorer Schools Virtual Campus located at: ›
http://explorerschools.nasa.gov.
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plate tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanoes

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