Restless Earth

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what is the Crust
Solid Rock 8-65km thick
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What is the mantle
soft like molten or melted rock - 2900km deep
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what is the outer core
mainly iron and melted rock- 2200km deep
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what is the inner core
solid rock - 1600km thick 5500 degrees
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large land slabs (continents) joined together millions of years ago are called
Plangea
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collision plate
Two plates that push together and are forced up forming a fold mountain
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how are calderas formed
formed when the magma chamber collapses after an eruption leaving a large bowl shape ground (depression)
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give 4 advantages of living near a volcano
fertile slopes of m.t etna grow loverly tomatoes, geothermal energy in iceland, blue lagoon spa, after lava weathers fertile soil
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give 4 disadvantages of living near a volcano
loss of life, injury, loss of property, loss of infrastructure
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give 2 examples of land use in the alps
dairy farming (transhumance) and skiing on steep slopes
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give 2 examples of issues with land use in the alps
soil becomes stony and infertile and every 100m up it gets 1 degree cooler so hard for growing crops
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what is a geosyncline
a depression between two plates
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where are oceanic trenches found and how deep are they
destructive plate boundaries, 5,000-10,000m deep
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what is a phyroclastic flow
horizontal eruption of ash gas and volcanic bombs that can travel 200km per hour
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when was the Montserrat volcanic eruption
July 1995
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when was the haiti earthquake
12th January 2010
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when was the Japan Tsunami
11th March 2011
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when was the Kobe Earthquake
17th January 1995
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What is the mantle

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soft like molten or melted rock - 2900km deep

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what is the outer core

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what is the inner core

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large land slabs (continents) joined together millions of years ago are called

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