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a vent in the Earth's crust through which ash, gases and molten lava erupt
VOLCANO
movement of two plates passing each other along common boundaries
TRANSFORM
sliding boundary
TRANSFORM
example of a transform boundary
SAN ANDREAS FAULT (PACIFIC PLATE AND N. AMERICAN PLATE)
huge sea waves caused by earthquakes that occur under the sea floor
TSUNAMI
theory that all continents have moved from other positions on Earth's surface
CONTINENTAL DRIFT
movement of hot rocks below Earth's surface along cracks between plates
SEA FLOOR SPREADING (DIVERGENT PLATES)
outer layer of Earth
LITHOSPHERE
layer consisting of 13 major plates and several minor one
LITHOSPHERE
type of plate movement for sea floor spreading
DIVERGENT
two plates carrying continents on their leading edges move into each other
CONVERGENT
colliding plates
CONVERGENT
movement of plates
PLATE TECTONICS
violent shaking of the ground caused by shifting and breaking of deep rocks
EARTHQUAKE
deep cracks in Earth's crust caused by sinking or breaking crust
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