Tectonic Plates

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  • Created on: 31-03-14 10:56
Destructive Plate Margin
A plate margin where two plates are moving towards each other resulting in one plate sinking beneath the other
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Constructive Plate Margin
A plate margin where two plates moving apart
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Conservative Plate Margin
A plate margin were two plates are sliding alongside each other
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Hot Spot
A section of the earth's crust where plains of magma rise, weakening of the class. These are away from plate boundaries
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Hot Spring
The spring of naturally hot water, usually heated by underground volcanic activity
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Epicentre
The point at the Earth's surface directly above the focus
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Focus
The points in the *** crossed when the earthquake begins
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Shock waves
Seismic waves generated by an earthquake that passed through the earth's crust
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Richter Scale
The scale ranging from 0 to 10 used for measuring earthquakes
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Mercalli Scale
Measuring earthquake by describing and comparing the damage done, on a scale of I to XII
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Card 2

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Constructive Plate Margin

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A plate margin where two plates moving apart

Card 3

Front

Conservative Plate Margin

Back

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Card 4

Front

Hot Spot

Back

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Card 5

Front

Hot Spring

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