Geology: Plate Boundaries and Volcanoes

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What type of plate boundary is characterized by the movement of tectonic plates away from each other?

Divergent plate boundary

What is the term for a coastline that has been formed by the submergence of the land?

Submergent coast

What is the term for a volcanic eruption that is so large it affects global temperature?

Large volcanic eruption

What type of volcano is characterized by a gently sloping shape and a broad base?

Shield volcano

What is the term for the process by which the oceanic lithosphere is created at mid-ocean ridges?

Seafloor spreading

What is the term for a type of fault where the rock on one side of the fault has been pushed upwards?

Fault scarp

What is a characteristic of a convergent plate boundary?

The two plates are colliding and forming a subduction zone.

What type of volcano is characterized by a steep conical shape and periodic explosive eruptions?

Stratovolcano

What is the term for a coastal feature formed by the erosion of a headland?

Sea stack

What is the term for a type of coast formed by the flooding of a river valley?

Ria coast

What is the term for the zone of plate boundary where new oceanic crust is being created?

Divergent plate boundary

What is the term for the movement of water back out to sea after a wave has broken?

Rip current

Test your knowledge of geology by identifying and explaining different types of plate boundaries, volcanoes, and geological features. Questions cover plate tectonics, volcanic arcs, and more.

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