Earthquake Features

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Define an Earthquake
The sudden movement or skaing of the earth's crust
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Where do Earthquakes occur?
On or near plate boundaries
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What causes the tectonic plates to move?
Convection currents in the mantle
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What is the focus of an earthquake?
The point at which the pressure is released within the earth
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What is the epicentre of an earthquake?
The point on the ground immediately above the focus
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Name 3 plate boundaries
Convergent/Destructive, Divergent/Constructive, and Conservative/Transform
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