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
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?
Give an example of two tectonic plates that form a conservative plate margin.
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North American and Pacific plates, Cocos and Nazca plates, Arabian and Indo-Australian plates and the African and Eurasian plates.
Give an example of two tectonic plates that form a conservative plate margin.
Describe the physical processes that happen at a destructive plate margin.
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When oceanic and continental plates collide the denser oceanic plate subducts the continental plate and enters the mantle where it melts. Magma can rise through the lithosphere and erupt as lava through volcanoes. As the oceanic plate subducts, it gets stuck due to friction. Pressure builds up until it is released as an earthquake.
Describe the physical processes that happen at a destructive plate margin.
Identify the three types of plate margin.
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Constructive, conservative and destructive.
Identify the three types of plate margin.




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