Mammoth Memory

Earthquakes – Sudden or violent movements of the Earth's tectonic plates followed by a series of shocks

Earthquake = sudden plate movement

When the earth quakes (earthquake) the plates move (movement of the Earth's tectonic plates).

When the earth quakes (earthquake) the plates move (movement of the Earth's tectonic plates).

NOTE: See Mammoth Memory Tectonic Plates

 

There are three types of tectonic plate movements that can cause earthquakes at the plate margins (edges of the plates):

Conservative plate margin (sliding)

Constructive plate margin (moving apart)

Destructive plate margin (coming together)

 

 

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