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Flashcards - Basics of Plate Tectonics

Flashcards - Basics of Plate Tectonics
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faults
In geology, a fault is a planar fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock, across which there has been significant displacement as a result of rock mass movement
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mantle
The mantle is a layer inside a terrestrial planet and some other rocky planetary bodies
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supercontinent
In geology, a supercontinent is the assembly of most or all of Earth's continental blocks or cratons to form a single large landmass
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Pangaea
Pangaea or Pangea was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras
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Pangaea
Pangaea or Pangea was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras
supercontinent
In geology, a supercontinent is the assembly of most or all of Earth's continental blocks or cratons to form a single large landmass
mantle
The mantle is a layer inside a terrestrial planet and some other rocky planetary bodies
faults
In geology, a fault is a planar fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock, across which there has been significant displacement as a result of rock mass movement
plates
A plate is a broad, concave, but mainly flat vessel on which food can be served
asthenosphere
The asthenosphere is the highly viscous, mechanically weak and ductilely deforming region of the upper mantle of the Earth
lithosphere
A lithosphere is the rigid, outermost shell of a terrestrial-type planet or natural satellite that is defined by its rigid mechanical properties
sea floor spreading
Seafloor spreading is a process that occurs at mid-ocean ridges, where new oceanic crust is formed through volcanic activity and then gradually moves away from the ridge

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