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Can you guess the Geography key terms (Restless Earth) based on their definitions?

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

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