Tectonic Hazards

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What are the layers of the Earth?
Core (inner and outer) Mantle Crust
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What are tectonic plates?
Tectonic plates are lots of slabs which make up the crust. They float on the mantle. Two types of crust- oceanic and continental
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What are the 6 plates called?
North American Plate, South American Plate, African Plate, Eurasian Plate, Pacific Plate and Indo-Australian Plate
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What is a transform plate boundary?
2 plates moving sideways against each other.
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What is a convergent boundary?
Oceanic and continental plate move towards each other. Oceanic forced down and destroyed. Volcanoes and ocean trenches are created.
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What is a divergent boundary?
2 plates moving away from each other. New crust is created from magma.
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