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Tectonic Hazards


  • 1) Tectonic hazards are caused as a result of movements in the Earth’s crust. The diagram below shows earth’s structure. Provide the correct labels for the diagram of the earth’s structure. 4 Marks



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  • 2) Correctly identify which of the following statements is TRUE.


    a) Volcanos occur at conservative plate margins
    b) Earthquakes only occur at conservative plate margins
    c) Volcanos occur at destructive and constructive plate margins
    d) Earthquakes occur at destructive and constructive plate margins
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  • 3) What type of tectonic hazards occur along the region indicated in the image below? 1 Marks



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  • 4) Name the three different types of plate margins and give a brief description of each. 7 Marks


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  • 5) Below is a map of Iceland and the tectonic plates. Using your understanding, explain how plate movements cause tectonic hazards in Iceland. 6 Marks



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  • 6) Correctly identify the missing words according to the letters, A, B, C, D & E in the paragraph below.

    Tectonic hazards occur in the earth’s (A). The earth’s crust is formed of two kinds of plates, namely (B) and continental plates. Continental plates lie beneath (C) while (D) plates lie beneath the ocean. It is when these plates come into contact with each other at the (E) that hazards occur.
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  • 7) The table below summarises the effects of the earthquakes that hit Nepal and New Zealand in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Using your understanding, discuss the difference of the immediate responses between Nepal and New Zealand. 8 Marks



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