← Earth Science Final Exam Review: Tectonic Activity Chapters 8,9 Export Options Alphabetize Word-Def Delimiter Tab Comma Custom Def-Word Delimiter New Line Semicolon Custom Data Copy and paste the text below. It is read-only. Select All Earthquake An ____ is the vibration of Earth produced by the rapid release of energy Focus The point where slippage first occurs is called the _____ Epicenter the point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake Faults Most earthquakes happen along or near the edges of ____________. San Andreas The ____ ____ fault is located in California. Elastic Rebound Theory The _______ _________ _________ is used to explain the cause of most earthquakes Pacific Plate The Ring of Fire is located around the ______ _____ Plate Tectonics The energy that causes the lithospheric plates to move is directly related to Pangaea The continental drift hypothesis stated that the continents had once been joined together in a single super continent called ______. Seafloor Spreading When divergent boundary plates move apart and new oceanic crust is formed. This happens mainly at mid-ocean ridges.