PLATE TECTONICS AND EARTHQUAKE OUTCOMES

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HONORS EARTH SCIENCE
PLATE TECTONICS ,EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANOES REVIEW
Chapters 6 & 7 & 8
1. Describe what proof Wegner did not have for his theory of plate tectonics to be accepted. (2)
2.Describe the proof Wegner did have (4 things)
3. Describe the following plate boundaries. Include: motion of plates, surface features, tectonic activity,
geographic examples on map. (plate map will be given to you)
Plate boundary Drawing with arrows
Surface features
Volcano? If
examples
yes- type?
divergent
Convergent
Ocean-ocean
Cont.-cont.
Ocean-cont.
Transform
4. Explain how tectonic plates move.
5. Describe the 3 types of seismic waves. Include: movement, damage done
pssurface6. Locate an epicenter from seismograph data. (virtual earthquake)
7. Determine Richter magnitude based on seismograph data (virtual earthquake)
8. Describe what you should do if an earthquake strikes.
9. Describe the factors that can affect the severity of an earthquake.
10. Describe the differences and usefulness of the Richter and Mercalli Scales. (if one is high and the other
low what info can that tell you?)
11. Recognize the 3 types of faults from pictures. (page 267)
12. Determine the age of islands formed from a hot spot and the direction of plate movement
13. Compare runny vs. thick lava. Which has more quartz? Type of volcano?
14. Recognize the four types of volcanoes from:
Composite
Cinder
Eruption type
Shield
fissure
Rock type
hazards
shape
Plate boundary
15. Identify and describe the layers of the earth. Explain how information is gained about each layer:
crust-
mantle-
outer core
inner core
16. Explain how a tsunami can form.
17. Explain how an intraplate earthquake or volcano can happen. Site some examples of each.
18. What causes liquefaction?
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