volcanic and seismic events are major pieces of evidence towards proving thet plate tectonics is valid. discuss the extent to which you agree with this statement

40 mark essay. scored 36/40. Q19 January 2011.

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Georgina Bennett
`Volcanic and seismic events are major pieces of evidence towards proving that plate tectonics is
valid' Discuss the extent to which you agree with this statement.


The theory of plate tectonics states that the Earth's lithosphere is fragmented into a dozen or more
large and small rigid sections…

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Georgina Bennett
`Volcanic and seismic events are major pieces of evidence towards proving that plate tectonics is
valid' Discuss the extent to which you agree with this statement.


many types of seismic waves released by the rupture of rocks at the focus. Primary waves (P waves)
travel fastest and are…

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Georgina Bennett
`Volcanic and seismic events are major pieces of evidence towards proving that plate tectonics is
valid' Discuss the extent to which you agree with this statement.


continental lithospheres, where the less dense plate is pushed beneath the more dense plate, and
becomes part of the asthenosphere forming magma…

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Georgina Bennett
`Volcanic and seismic events are major pieces of evidence towards proving that plate tectonics is
valid' Discuss the extent to which you agree with this statement.


that the magnetic striping and the construction of the id-oceanic ridge system, the sea floor
spreading hypothesis gained converts and represented another…

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Georgina Bennett
`Volcanic and seismic events are major pieces of evidence towards proving that plate tectonics is
valid' Discuss the extent to which you agree with this statement.


formations had once coexisted in an area subsequently separated by movement of lithospheric
plates.


Similar to the age of rocks, studies of…

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Georgina Bennett
`Volcanic and seismic events are major pieces of evidence towards proving that plate tectonics is
valid' Discuss the extent to which you agree with this statement.


of the Pacific Ocean basin). According to Hess, the Atlantic Ocean was expanding while the Pacific
Ocean was shrinking. As old oceanic…

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