Cambridge IGCSE Geography - Plate Tectonics
Terms in this set (...)
The upper part of the Earth's mantle, where the rocks are more fluid.
Collision plate boundary
A tectonic margin at which two continental plates move towards each other
A cone-shaped volcano formed of alternating layers of lava and ash, with viscous lava and violent eruptions
Conservative plate boundary
A tectonic margin where two plates slide past each other and no crust is destroyed or created.
The part of the crust dominated by less dense granitic rocks, found under land.
Circulating movements of magma in the mantle caused by heat from the core
The central part of the Earth, mostly composed of iron and nickel
Destructive plate boundary
Tectonic plate margins where a continental plate and an oceanic plate move towards each other. The oceanic plate is subducted, and an oceanic trench and volcanoes are formed.
The centre of an earthquake on the surface of the Earth.
The removal of people, generally in an attempt to avoid a disaster
The centre of an earthquake below the ground.
The size of an earthquake
The layer of the earth below the crust, split into sections
Altering building design to reduce the impact of a natural disaster
The part of the crust dominated by denser basaltic rocks, found under seas and oceans
The boundary between two tectonic plates
Forecasting future changes
The process of getting ready for an event
The process that occurred at the creation of the Earth
The way in which people react to a situation
The system used to measure earthquake strength
The machine used to measure earthquake intensity
A shallow-sided volcano with regular, gentle eruptions
Help and aid provided to an area to prevent immediate loss of life because of shortages of basics, such as water, food and shelter
The process by which one tectonic plate moves under another tectonic plate and sinks into the mantle as the plates converge
Threats posed by earthquakes, volcanoes and other crustal processes
Very small fragments of rock and lava that are produced by a volcanic eruption and ejected into the air.
apes ch. 14
Earth Science Chapter 5-8 CF
Theme 2: Plate Tectonics
Edexcel Geography B - Restless Earth
Cambridge IGCSE Geography - Settlement Hierarchy and Services
Settlement - Problems and Management in Khayelitsha
Year 7 - Maps and Map Skills
Year 8 - Violent Earth
Cambridge IGCSE Geography 03 - Coasts
Cambridge IGCSE Geography 01 - Tourism
CAmbridge IGCSE Geography - Weather
Cambridge IGCSE Geography - Agricultural Systems