How and why convergent plate boundaries cause massive earthquakes.
Understanding earthquakes is the first step towards preparation.
Students plot the locations of faults and then map recent earthquakes in order to see the relationship between earthquakes and faults at plate boundaries.
Quiz on Earthquakes at Convergent Plate Boundaries
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Deep earthquakes are often large, but less hazardous than shallow earthquakes. Under such great pressures, geologists are not quite sure how these earthquakes happen.
Using the March 2011 Japanese tsunami as a case study, students will step through the formation of a tsunami and use a simulator to learn how wind can affect the wavelength and height of a wave.
This study guide summarizes the key points of Earthquake Zones, Earthquakes at Transform Plate Boundaries, Earthquakes at Convergent Plate Boundaries, and Intraplate Earthquakes. You can download and customize it to suit your needs and study habits.