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Plate tectonics


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The point beneath the earth's below the epicentre
where the plates shift/the earthquake originates
Plate boundary
a place where two tectonic plates meet
Tectonic plate
Sections of the Earth's crust that move due to convection currents.
Constructive plate boundary
Plates that move away from each other
Destructive plate boundary
Plates that move towards each other - where an oceanic plate is subducting under a continental plate.