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 (http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=hotspot+diagram&um=1&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-gb:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7GGIE_en&biw=1016&bih=505&tbm=isch&tbnid=XJgBMS2ENspH5M:&imgrefurl=http://www.cliffshade.com/hawaii/&docid=VFu96S2TnbhYmM&imgurl=http://www.cliffshade.com/hawaii/hotspot.gif&w=378&h=305&ei=JpGRT4-6N8HW8QP5-ImzBA&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=140&sig=102530410891882022389&page=1&tbnh=148&tbnw=204&start=0&ndsp=11&ved=1t:429,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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