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

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

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