Hazards and Structure of the Earth Flashcards

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Some volcanoes occur in the middle of plates. What are these known as?
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Volcanic hotspots
Some volcanoes occur in the middle of plates. What are these known as?
What is the name of the upper portion of the mantle?
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The asthenosphere

What is the name of the upper portion of the mantle?
What is a natural hazard?
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A natural hazard is a natural event such as an earthquake, volcanic eruption, tropical storm or flood that has the potential to cause death and damage.

What is a natural hazard?
What is the lithosphere?
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The rigid layer formed by the crust and upper mantle.

What is the lithosphere?
What is the structure of the Earth?
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From the centre:

  • Inner core
  • Outer core
  • Mantle
  • Crust
What is the structure of the Earth?




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