Which set of events is most common along tectonic plate boundaries?
How are faults that occur in the middle of tectonic plates different from plate boundaries?
One student of a class studying where earthquakes and volcanoes occur says that geologists cannot predict earthquakes. Which of the below statements contradicts the student’s conclusion?
Convection currents happen in the mantle. The outer core heats magma around it and causes it to become less dense. Because the magma is less dense than the material around it, it starts to rise toward the crust. Since the crust is not hot, the magma starts to cool as it gets close to the crust. Since it is cooling, it gets denser and starts to sink back down toward the outer core.
Use the information above to answer the following question: Which of the following TWO things happen to magma causing it to rise?
What is the thinnest and outer most layer of the Earth, that we live on?
Which layer of the Earth is solid iron and nickel?
Describe the most likely relationship between these mountains and nearby tectonic plates.
What was the name given to all the continents when they were joined as one super continent?