Geography Unit 2 Plate Tectonics

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Location
The place where something can be found.
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Characteristics
The main features of the item.
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Distribution
The spread of something across the Earth.
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Mantle
The layer of the Earth beneath the crust.
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Convection Current
The movement of heated material up through the mantle from the Earth's core to the crust.
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Convergent/Destructive Plate Boundary
The plates move towards each other and destroy the crust.
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Divergent/Constructive Plate Boundary
The plates move away from each other and create the crust.
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Conservative Plate Boundary
Then plates move alongside each other. No crust is destroyed or created.
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Epicentre
A point on the Earth's surface.
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Focus
A point below the Earth's surface.
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Shock Wave
A wave released from the point where an earthquake originates below the Earth's surface.
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Infrastructure
The services that are in an area such as roads and electricity.
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Geothermal Energy
The energy stored within the earth which can be used to produce electricity.
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Economic Reasons
To do with wealth.
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Social Reasons
To do with people.
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Environmental Reasons
To do with the natural and human landscape.
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Earthquake Proof Buildings
Buildings that are built with such extras as flexible frames so that they can withstand earthquakes.
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Causes of an Earthquake
What makes an earthquake happen.
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Effects of an Earthquake
The impact of the earthquake on the people who live in the area and the built and natural landscape.
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The main features of the item.

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Characteristics

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The spread of something across the Earth.

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The layer of the Earth beneath the crust.

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The movement of heated material up through the mantle from the Earth's core to the crust.

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