Plate Tectonics & Associated Hazards

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What is a hot spot?
Point on the Earth's surface located above a plum of rising magma
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What is a plate?
The segments that the lithosphere is divided into. The plates float on underlying semi-molten mantel controlled by convection currents
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What is plate tectonics?
A theory that attempts to explain the formation and distribution of the Earth's structural features
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What are seismic waves?
Shock waves released by the rupture of rock strata at the focus of an earthquake. They travel through rocks and a measured on a seismic graph
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What is a tsunami?
Very large sea waves, generated by shallow focus underwater earthquake, volcanic eruption, debris slides or land slides under the sea
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What is a volcano?
An opening or vent through which magma, molten rock, ash or volatiles erupt on the Earth's surface
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The segments that the lithosphere is divided into. The plates float on underlying semi-molten mantel controlled by convection currents

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What is a plate?

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A theory that attempts to explain the formation and distribution of the Earth's structural features

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Shock waves released by the rupture of rock strata at the focus of an earthquake. They travel through rocks and a measured on a seismic graph

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Very large sea waves, generated by shallow focus underwater earthquake, volcanic eruption, debris slides or land slides under the sea

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