Earth's Layers, Plate Tectonics, and Geological Processes Test

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What type of plate boundary is associated with the formation of a rift valley?

Divergent (oceanic-oceanic)

Which seismic wave travels the fastest?

Primary wave

What type of magma is associated with shield volcanoes?

Basaltic magma

Which scale measures the intensity of an earthquake's effects on people and human-made structures?

Mercalli scale

Test your knowledge on the layers of the Earth, plate tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanoes. Understand the definitions, compositions, and locations of Earth's layers, as well as the processes involving mantle convection currents, continental crust vs. oceanic crust, plate tectonics theories, the Ring of Fire, hot spots, and more.

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