NASA Now: Plate Tectonics: Earthquakes

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Dr. Greg Lyzenga is a research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., 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. Find out if other planets in our solar system have quakes and what the QuakeSim project is trying to understand.
plate tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanoes

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