Flashcards in vocabulary: plate tectonics Deck (20):
a type of convergent boundary where two plate bearing continental crust are moving together.
a boundary between plates that are moving toward each other.
the rocky outer layer of Earth.
a boundary between plates that are moving away from each other.
shaking and vibration of Earth's surface.
the rigid upper layer of the Earth.
the layer of Earth between the crust and the core.
a rigid section of Earth's crust that moves very slowly.
the movement of plates that make up the surface of Earth.
a convergent boundary where one plate is sliding beneath another.
a boundary between plates that are sliding past one another.
an opening in Earth's crust from which lava, gas, and ash erupt.
the rising of regions of the Earth's crust to higher elevations.
the sinking of regions of the Earth's crust to lower elevations.
stress that occurs when forces act to stretch an object.
stress that occurs when forces act to squeeze an object.
When rocks are pulled apart because of tension, normal faults often form.
fold in rock that bends upward into an arch
fold in rock that bends downward to form a valley