GLG 101 Earthquakes Assignment

GLG 101 Earthquakes Assignment - Earthquakes 1 Earthquakes...

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Earthquakes 1 Earthquakes along Plate Margins Earthquakes GLG 101 University of Phoenix Online Chastity Harper November 7, 2010 There are many different events that have to happen for an earthquake to occur. The majority of people do not have any knowledge about an earthquake, how it shakes, how it is measured, the waves an earthquake creates and the events that cause the earth to shake and quake. Throughout this paper, we will discuss these key facts about an earthquake and the affect it has on earth.
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Earthquakes 2 An earthquake occurs when plates collide or move past one another. There are three main types of plate boundaries; divergent boundaries where plates move apart, convergent plate boundaries where plates move together and transformed fault boundaries where plates slide past one another. Along with this there are two forms of crust that compose the Earth, oceanic and continental. Oceanic crust is thinner but denser than the continental crust. The resulting geographic feature depends upon the plate boundaries and the type of crust. For example, “the
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2011 for the course GLG 101 taught by Professor Brewer during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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GLG 101 Earthquakes Assignment - Earthquakes 1 Earthquakes...

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