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Atlantic Ocean Floor Map. Groundbreaking map of the ocean floor created by technician Marie Tharp and Professor Bruce Heezen, image via The Earth Institute, Columbia University. Together, Marie and Bruce rewrote 20th century geophysics by creating the first systematic, comprehensive map of the entire ocean floor. This paved the way for general acceptance of the theories of continental drift and plate tectonics.

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The Ring of Fire contains over 450 volcanoes and is home to approximately 75% of the world's active volcanoes; as well, nearly 90% of the world's earthquakes occur in this area.

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Interactive Map of Active Volcanoes and recent Earthquakes world-wide

from the Guardian

The geology that causes Italy's spine to quake

Italian earthquakes of the last decade. Data source: USGS

The Pyrenees Mountains form the natural border between France and Spain, and completely engulf the tiny nation of Andorra. The highest point is Pico de Aneto at 11,168 ft. (3,404m)....

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