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Earthquakes by Mind Map: Earthquakes

1. Moment-Magnitude Scale

1.1. More Reliable than Richter Scale

2. Epicenter

2.1. Directly above focus

3. Focus

3.1. Where the earthquake begins below ground

4. Plate Margins

4.1. Destructive

4.1.1. Where on plate goes under another

4.2. Constructive

4.2.1. When two plates float apart

4.3. Collision

4.3.1. When two plates crush against each other

4.4. Conservative

4.4.1. When two plates slide past each otger

5. Seismic Waves

6. Seismometer

7. Richter Scale

7.1. Measures magnitude of earthquake

8. Commonly occur on

9. Convection Currents

9.1. In mantle, cause plate movement

10. Asthenosphere

10.1. Another name for Earth's crust

11. Boundaries

11.1. Lines where tectonic plates meet

12. Tension

13. Tectonic Plates

13.1. Are Earth's Crust

13.2. Float on the mantle

14. Landforms

14.1. Mountains

14.2. Volcanoes

14.3. Valleys

15. Tremors

16. Divergent Plate Boundary

16.1. Apart, dividing rift that have a physical appearance of a rift boundary or seafloor spreading

17. Transform Plate Boundary

17.1. This boundary is where plates are sliding past one another. An example is the San Andreas fault line in California, US

18. Convergent Plate Boundary

18.1. This boundary is where plates collide with each other creating mountains.

19. Magnitude

19.1. How strong the earthquake is

20. Belt

20.1. Areas where earthquakes occur

21. P Waves

21.1. Push and Pull Waves

22. S waves

22.1. Shake waves

23. Cause these to run through the ground

24. Energy

25. Continental

26. Oceanic

27. release

28. release

29. occur along

30. Earthquake waves

31. are caused by

32. occur in the

33. start at the

34. How strong an earthquake is

35. occur because of the movement of

36. Two types of plates

37. Types of Plate Boundaries

38. Happen in a