natural hazards

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Aftershocks
Smaller earthquakes that occur in the same general area during the days to years following a larger event
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Plate tectonics
the study of the distribution and movement of the earth's crustal plates
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Fault
a fracture in the earth's crust shows signs of movement
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Subduction zone
the area of a destructive plate boundary where one plate descends beneath another
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Shield volcanoes
volcano that covers a large area with gently sloping slides
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the study of the distribution and movement of the earth's crustal plates

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Plate tectonics

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a fracture in the earth's crust shows signs of movement

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the area of a destructive plate boundary where one plate descends beneath another

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volcano that covers a large area with gently sloping slides

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