geol ch. 6 - i. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, mountain...

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Lecture 6 – Plate Tectonics I. Core of Theory a. Earth’s outer surface consists of rigid plates b. Laterally and interact c. Major geologic activity is at plate boundaries II. Plate Types a. Oceanic – Pacific b. Continental – Iranian c. Mixed – North America III. Plate Size a. Outline or edge determined by geologic activity:
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Unformatted text preview: i. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, mountain ranges IV. Life Cycle of Plates a. Birth Spreading Centers (MOR) b. Death Subduction Zones (DST) V. Types a. Diverging move apart b. Converging collide O-C, O-O, C-C c. Transform slide past each other M-M, M-T, T-T...
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