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Tectonics revision pack
Find the definition for the following Keywords:

1. Core..................................................................................................................................................
2. Mantle.............................................................................................................................................
3. Crust................................................................................................................................................
4. Plates...............................................................................................................................................
5. Richter Scale.....................................................................................................................................

The earth is divided into four layers, label them on the diagram below:




Earthquakes and volcanoes seem to occur in long narrow belts.
1. Name two belts (areas) where…

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The earth's crust is broken into tectonic plates of rock. There are eight major plates and twelve smaller
ones. Name the eight major plates below:

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Looking at the map above, can you name two plates ,which are moving towards each other.

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Plate boundaries are the places where they edges of two or more tectonic plates meet. There are four
types of plate boundary. Draw a diagram in the boxes below and find out some facts about each type.

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Using the map and your knowledge of different plate boundaries. What type of plate margin can be
found between the plates listed below:

1. Nazca and South American ..................................................................................


2. North American and Eurasian ...............................................................................


3. Nazca and pacific. ................................................................................................


4. Pacific and Eurasian...............................................................................................

What are the differences between continental…

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The scale that is used to measure earthquakes is known as the ..................................... Scale.
Research the scale and fill in the table below:

Scale Effect




What are the impacts of earthquakes, give an examples for each:

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Exam Questions:
June 2010 Foundation

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