Plate Margins Flashcards

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Draw a diagram to show the main features of a constructive plate margin.
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An image of a constructive plate margin

A constructive plate margin

Draw a diagram to show the main features of a constructive plate margin.
Do volcanoes and earthquakes occur at all plate margins?
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Volcanoes and earthquakes occur at all plate boundaries except at a conservative margin where only earthquakes happen.
Do volcanoes and earthquakes occur at all plate margins?
Describe the physical processes that happen at a conservative plate margin.
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At a conservative margin, two plates move parallel to each other. They can be moving in the same or opposite directions. Pressure builds along the margin of tectonic plates. As friction is overcome the rock fractures releasing energy as an earthquake.
Describe the physical processes that happen at a conservative plate margin.
Why are volcanoes not found along conservative plate margins?
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This is because a conservative plate margin, sometimes known as a transform fault, is where two plates move past each other without direct collision.

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Why are volcanoes not found along conservative plate margins?
Give one reason why the incidence of natural hazards is increasing.
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Reasons include:

  • Climate change
  • Deforestation
  • Urbanisation
  • Population increase
Give one reason why the incidence of natural hazards is increasing.




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