Plate Tectonics

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Theory that explains the causes of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions
Scale that measures the intensity of a volcanic eruption
Layer of Earth that is putty like and moves about 6 cm/year
This ocean is currently getting larger
largest of the volcanoes formed from lava flows
Ridge push is happening at this boundary
Weakest earthquakes occur at what boundary
Igneous rock that forms when lava flows into ocean
Area of the US that has the most earthquakes
Layer of Earth that makes up the tectonic plates
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Strongest earthquakes occur at what boundary
Came up with the theory of contiental drift
This method is used to find the epicenter of an earthquake
Boundary where two tectonic plates slide past each other
Scale that measures the intensity of an earthquake
Ring of Fire is located around this plate
Smallest volcanoes made of explosive, pyroclastic material
Causes the movement of the asthenosphere
Slab pull is happening at this boundary
Which it more dense, oceanic plate or continental plate

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