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5.7: Earth's Tectonic Plates

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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convergent plate boundary A location where two lithospheric plates come together.
divergent plate boundary A location where two lithospheric plates spread apart.
epicenter The point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus of the earthquake.
plate A slab of Earth's lithosphere that can move around on the planet's surface.
plate boundary A location where two plates come together.
transform plate boundary The type of plate boundary where two plates slide past one another.

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