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What is a Primary Effect?
The effects resulting directly from the event itself. e.g. buildings collapsing from an earthquake.
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What is a Secondary Effect?
The effects that lead on from primary effects. e.g. mudflow caused by a volcano.
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Name a case study for a volcanic eruption.
Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador, August 2006.
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Name a case study for an earthquake.
Yogyakarta, Java (Indonesia) May 2006. (LEDC)
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What is an Oceanic plate?
A tectonic plate that is mostly covered in water.
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What is a Continental plate?
A tectonic plate that is mostly covered in land.
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Describe the movement of a destructive boundry.
Plates move towards each other. A deep ocean trench forms as the ocean floor is pulled downwards- it starts to melt then forms magma.
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Describe the movement of a constructive boundry.
The plates move away from each other.
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Describe the movement of a conservative boundry.
The plates slide sideways past each other. The plates may lock together a sthey move.
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What does inertia mean?
The tendency to keep things the way they are.
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What does extraction mean?
To take something out.
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What are the effects of the Japan Tsunami?
Liquefaction, 5 minutes of movement, 100 seconds to reach Tokyo.
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What are the solutions of the Japan Tsunami?
Tokyo- 60 seconds of warning, automated warnings, detection system.
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Explain what Mt St Helens is.
In the state of Washington. North of the rocky mountains. 3 or 4km away from a destructive plate boundry. Volcano that erupted on the 18th may 1980. (MEDC)
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How is a tropical storm created?
Typhoon/cyclone- storm is created.
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What is the eye?
Clear space in hurricane- most powerful part.
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Name a case study for a tropical storm.
Typhoon Haiyan. (LEDC)
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How could global wraming cause an increased number of tropical storms?
As there's more global warming the temperature of the sea increases. When it gets to 28 degrees a tropical storm occurs.
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