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DefinitionKey Term
When two tectonic plates rub against one another they form a ____________ plate boundary.
Circulating movements of the magma in the mantle caused by the heat of the core.
When two continental plates pull apart from one another, they form a ____________ plate boundary.
Very explosive type of volcano.
The way in which people react to a situation, such as an earthquake.
Immediate effects or impacts of a disaster, such as mud or lava flows.
Earthquakes are compared to one another by magnitude using this scale.
The layer of water around our planet.
The magnitude of earthquakes are measured using a...
Forecasting future changes.
The after effects of a disaster, such as the spread of disease or the loss of economic gain.
The lubricating layer between the crust and the mantle.
DefinitionKey Term
When an oceanic plate slides under a continental plate, they form a ___________ plate boundary.
Parts of the crust made from less dense granitic rocks.
Central part of the Earth consisting of a solid inner core made of iron and a more fluid outer core made of nickel.
Less explosive type of volcano.
Boundary between two tectonic plates.
When two tectonic plates collide they form a _________ plate boundary.
The very thin layer of living things on the Earth's crust.
Part of the crust made from dense basaltic rocks.
Threats posed by volcanoes, earthquakes, etc.
The size of an earthquake.
The layer of gases around our planet.

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