A-Level Plate Tectonics

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Caused by the movement of tectonic plate
Tectonic Hazards
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Fitting together of continent (Pangaea)
Jigsaw-fit
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Matching of fossils across continents
Biological Evidence
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Coal which is formed in tropical locations suggests this
Palaeoclimatic Evidence
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Matching rock types and ages across contintents
Geological Evidence
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Study of plate tectonics and their movement
Plate Tectonic Theory
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The study of past changes in the earth's magnetic field
Palaeomagnetism
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As volcanoes erupt, magma which solidifies to form new rock, plates pull apart so rock is carried away and new younger rock is formed
Sea-floor spreading
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Large or smaller slas of the earth's crust
Tectonic plates
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Near the middle of the plate
Intra-plate
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An opening in a volcano
Vent
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A crack in a volcano
Fissure
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Opening in the earth's crust where things such as gas and ash escape
Volcano
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Molten rock below earth's surface
Magma
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Molten rock above the surface
Lava
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Shaking of ground caused by sudden movements along fault lines
Earthquake
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Vibrations that transmit the energy released by an earthquake
Seismic Waves
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Actual point in crust where earthquake starts
Focus
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Point at the earth's surface directly above the focus
Epicentre
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Distance between hypocentre and epicentre
Focal length
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Enormous sea wave/series of waves caused by a shallow focus earthquake
Tsunami
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Area of water from sea surface to sea floor
Water Column
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Fitting together of continent (Pangaea)

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Jigsaw-fit

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Matching of fossils across continents

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Coal which is formed in tropical locations suggests this

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Matching rock types and ages across contintents

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