Plate Margins Flashcards

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Give an example of two tectonic plates that form a destructive plate margin
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Pacific and the Eurasian plate, Nazca and South American plate, Philippines and Eurasian plate and the Indo-Australian and Pacific plate.
Give an example of two tectonic plates that form a destructive 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?
Where in the world are the majority of the Earth’s volcanoes and earthquakes found?
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The majority of the Earth’s volcanoes and earthquakes occur around the Pacific Ring of Fire.
Where in the world are the majority of the Earth’s volcanoes and earthquakes found?
What are the characteristics of the outer core?
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The layer surrounding the inner core. A liquid layer of iron and nickel.
What are the characteristics of the outer core?
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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