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Plate Tectonics and Associated Hazards


Plate movement
The structure of the Earth
o Learn the 4 distinct layers and know the properties of each
o Learn the differences between the types of ocean crust
The theory of plate tectonics
o Understand continental drift
Alfred Wegener theory ­ Pangaea to present…

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Name the associated landforms
Explain the associated hazards ( seismicity /volcanicity)
Case study: Himalayas
o Conservative (transform) boundaries ­
Describe and draw
Describe their distribution
Explain the processes
Name the associated landforms
Explain the associated hazards ( seismicity /volcanicity)
Case study: San Andreas fault and Enqurillo Garden fault- Haiti
o…

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Volcanicity
Definition of volcanicity
What characterises volcanic activity?
What causes volcanic activity?


Types of eruptive material and emissions, what determines this?
Gaseous emissions ­ describe different types and nature of possible hazards
Solids- describe different types and nature of possible hazards.
Liquids (includes tephra and pyroclasts that solidify in midair)…

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What makes these more or less likely to occur?
o Seconadry effects- often as a result of primary effects
Make a list ­ link to primary effects or primary associated hazards?
What makes these more or less likely to occur?
o Long-term effects
Make a list
What makes these more…

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Seismicity (earthquakes)
Definition of an Earthquake
o What characterises an earthquake?
o What causes earthquakes?
o What are seismic waves?
o What is the focus ?
o What is the epicentre?
How does the depth of focus differ?
o Shallow focus ­ Define and describe.
o Intermediate Focus ­ Define…

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o What is a seismograph and how does it work?
o The richter scale. Describe how it works and its limitations.
o The mercalli scale. Describe how it works and its limitations.
o Body wave magnitude. Describe how it works and its limitations.
o Surface magnitude. Describe how it works…

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o Earthquake engineering
Buildings and infrastructure- Can this happen in Developing countries?
Retrofitting
Modify loss-
o Contingency planning
Rescue and recovery
Aid
Insurance

Two or more case studies of recent (ideally within the last 30 years) Earthquake events should be
undertaken from contrasting areas of the world.
Possible case studies:…

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What is happening now, are you up to date?
What will happen in the future?

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