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Exploring Plate Boundaries with Seismic Data

By the end of the exercise, students should be able to:
- Describe the basic properties of crustal rocks
• Predict how these properties affect interactions at plate boundaries
• Predict relative ages of crust based on rock properties and boundary interactions
- Use the IRIS Earthquake Browser to
• Explore current seismicity of the planet
• Explore the earthquake patterns at convergent and divergent plate boundaries
• Identify geomorphological features associated with plate boundaries
- Apply knowledge to identify a developing plate boundary
• Identify and describe earthquake pattern in East Africa
• Use evidence (seismicity and geomorphology) to determine the type of boundary in East Africa
• Make predictions about future geomorphology in the region

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