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Earthquakes

PostPosted: February 12th, 2013, 1:50 pm
by Jessica
Plate Tectonics


Three types:
  • divergent
    • spreading apart
    • small earthquakes
    • ex. ocean floors
  • convergent
    • coming together
    • subduction zones
    • increased volcanic activity
    • large earthquakes
    • ex. South America
  • transform
    • sliding past one another
    • moderate earthquakes
    • ex: San Andreas fault