Geographical Terms

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tectonic terms

Tectonic Plate- The Earths crust is divided into these and they float on the mantle

Hotspots-Energy from the earthquake is released in this formhotspot diagram (,r:11,s:0,i:65&tx=163&ty=80)

Pacific Ring Of Fire-There are a cluster of volcanoes in a chain around the pacific ocean

Earthquakes-The shaking of the earths surface

Oceanic Crust-This is denser and subducts,so it is constantly being renewed and destroyed

Continental Crust-This is the lighter and does not subduct,it floats. it is not destroyed

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