Key words unit 1 geography

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Meaning of Aftershocks
A smaller earthquake event which normally occurs after a larger one.
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Meaning of Plate tectonics
The study of the distribution and movements of the Earth's crustal plates.
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Meaning of fault
a fracture in the earth that show a sign of movement
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meaning of subduction zone
the area of destructive plate boundary where one plate descends beneath the other.
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Describe a Nuees ardentes volcaneo
highly destructive, fast moving clouds of dust and ash.
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Describe a shield volcano
volcano that covers a large area with very gently sloping sides
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Strato Volcano
tall, conical volcano composed by many layers
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What is the epicentre
the point of the Earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake.
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Seismic waves
vibration generated by an earthquake.
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What is a blind fault
one where the fault line does not reach surface
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The study of the distribution and movements of the Earth's crustal plates.

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Meaning of Plate tectonics

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a fracture in the earth that show a sign of movement

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the area of destructive plate boundary where one plate descends beneath the other.

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highly destructive, fast moving clouds of dust and ash.

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