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Crust
The outer layer of the earth.
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Plate
A section of earth’s crust e.g. eurasian plate.
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Plate Margin
The boundary where two plates move.
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Mantle
The dense, mostly solid layer between the outer core and the crust. 4,000
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Convection currents
The circular currents of heat in the mantle.
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Outer core
Lying below the mantle and probably consisting of iron and nickel. It is liquid, and begins at a depth of 2,898 km.
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Inner core
solid inner core, which begins at a depth of 4,983 km.
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Fold mountains
Large mountains ranges where rock layers have been crumpled as they have been forced together.
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Ocean trenches
Deep sections of the ocean, usually where an oceanic plate is sinking below a continental plate.
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Composite Volcano
A steep-sided volcano that is made up of a variety of materials, such as lava and ash.
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Shield Volcano
A broad volcano that is mostly made up of lava.
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Earthquakes
A sudden and often violent shift in the rocks forming the earth’s crust, which is felt as the surface.
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Super volcano
A mega colossal volcano that erupts at least 1,000km squared of material.
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Tsunami
a special type of wave where the entire depth of the sea or ocean is set in motion by an event, often an earthquake, which displaces the water above it and create a huge wave.
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A section of earth’s crust e.g. eurasian plate.

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Plate

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The boundary where two plates move.

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The dense, mostly solid layer between the outer core and the crust. 4,000

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The circular currents of heat in the mantle.

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