Platetectonics

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earthquake, boundaries, Marianas Trench, San Andreas fault, Referat, Hausaufgabe, Platetectonics
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Platetectonics (understanding this reason of an earthquake) Understanding plate motions Scientists now have a fairly good understanding of how the plates move and how such movements relate to earthquake activity. Most movement occurs along narrow zones between plates where the results of plate-tectonic forces are most plain. There are four types of plate boundaries: - Divergent boundaries -- where new crust is generated as the plates pull away from each other. - Convergent boundaries -- where crust is destroyed as one plate slipes under another. - Transform boundaries -- where crust is neither produced nor destroyed as the plates slide horizontally past each other. - Plate boundary zones -- broad belts in which boundaries are not well defined and the effects of plate interaction are ...

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