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10: Plate Tectonics (Exercises)

Q10.1 Fitting the Continents Together

Pangea [SE]

Q10.2 Volcanoes and the Rate of Plate Motion

Pacific Plate rates of motion [SE]

Q10.3 Paper Transform Fault Model

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Q10.4 A Different Type of Transform Fault

Juan de Fuca and Explorer Plates [SE]

The Juan de Fuca Plate is moving faster than the Explorer Plate, which means that the Juan de Fuca Plate is sliding past the Explorer Plate. There is side-by-side relative motion on this plate boundary, and that makes it a transform fault.

Q10.5 Getting to Know the Plates and Their Boundaries [SE]

The extents of the Earth’s major plates [SE]