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Plate Tectonics - Key Terms

Use these key terms to help with your GCSE Revision

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Where one plate moves under the other and is destoryed.Destructive (Convergent) Margin
Where two plates move away from each other.Divergent (Constructive) Margin
This means rest. It refers to people who do not want to move. They are happy where they are.inertia
Ground turning to a liquid state as water is shaken up from below.Liquefaction.
Molten rock, gas and steam.Magma
Where two plates meet.Plate Margins.
Large areas of land and sea bed. Each Plate is moving slowly.Plates
The area where one plate is dragged under the other.Subduction Zone
Where two plates slide past each other and no material is destroyed.Transform Margin.


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