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A) What are the major differences in plate tectonic settings between the U.S. eastern and western...

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A) What are the major differences in plate tectonic settings between the U.S. eastern and western coasts?

B) Why is most seismic and volcanic energy released along the Pacific rim?

C) Do plate tectonics play a role in shaping your local environment?

Plate Tectonics:

Plate tectonics plays a huge role in shaping how the Earth looks. Plates may either converge or diverge, which is also responsible for seismic and volcanic activities. It is essential to know how these plates behave and how they create an impact on our lives.

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A) What are the major differences in plate tectonic settings between the U.S. eastern and western coasts?

The U.S. western coast faces and collides...

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What is Plate Tectonics? - Definition, Theory & Components

from NYSTCE Earth Science (008): Practice and Study Guide

Chapter 24 / Lesson 2
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