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What Causes Earthquakes?

 
Geography Starter

Starter

 
ACME Earthquake Pills
 
Geography Activities

Activities

 
You have already studied the fact that most earthquakes occur at plate margins. Watch the guide to earthquakes below and then watch this animation: Elastic Rebound Theory.
 
 

Task

Produce a story board of 6 images that shows how and why earthquakes occur at conservative plate margins. You could produce your story board by hand or using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) such as PowerPoint or Flash.

 

Extension Task 1

Produce a story board of 6 images that shows how and why earthquakes occur at destructive plate margins.
 
Geography Review
Homework

Review and Homework Task

 
Earthquakes can be caused by situations other than plate tectonics. Example:
 
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Research how human activities may cause earthquakes under the following subheadings:

  1. Building Dams
  2. Underground Nuclear Explosions
  3. Oil Extraction
 

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