Explain how tectonic plate motion is related to earthquakes?
most of the earthquakes happen along the tectonic plates
because the both move and shake the arth
They can be caused by either motion of the tectonic plates. See the related question below about what causes earthquakes more more detail.
Most earthquakes occur at the boundaries of the tectonic plates. Tectonic plates are always in motion, and when two of them collide with one another it causes earthquakes.
Tectonic plate motion.
Tectonic plate motion is the answer :)
The whole of Earth's surface is split up into blocks known as tectonic plates, so in that respect, earthquakes have to happen near tectonic plates! The majority of large earthquakes actually happen near tectonic plate boundaries. This is because the tectonic plates are in motion, and move (very slowly) in various directions. When they collide with each other or slide past each other, stress or pressure can build up leading to earthquakes. The majority of… Read More
Earthquakes in Japan are caused by the movement of tectonic plates. A tsunami is a large ocean wave that is caused by sudden motion on the ocean floor which can be triggered by earthquakes.
Pacific: it has a lot more live volcanic activity and tectonic plate motion which increases underwater earthquakes and other phenomena that cause the tsunami. See the related question below.
The majority of earthquake zones are located at tectonic pate boundaries because it is the relative motion of the plates that causes earthquakes.
Those places with repeated earthquakes are situated over tectonic plate margins with faults and plate activity. They happen commonly in California because there are two plates that converge under that area, for example. Where ever there is motion of intersecting tectonic plates, earthquakes are more common.
They give scientists motion.
Movements of tectonic plates against each other usually causing a jarring motion which causes an earthquake.
Faults are the boundaries between tectonic plates and are not the cause of earthquakes. The motion of one plate against another or the subduction of one plate by another can eventually cause a slippage, and it is this slippage that causes earthquakes.
All of them. Earthquakes are in part caused by the motion of the tectonic plates upon which all land masses (and sea floors) float. Since the entire Earth is covered by these plates, there is no place on the planet which is completely immune to earthquakes.
Forces are explained in terms of Newton's Laws of Motion.
Most earthquakes occur along the boundaries between tectonic plates due to the motion of part of one plate being blocked by another until the pressure or stress becomes too great to be restricted any longer and the previously blocked portion lurches forward. Tectonic plate boundaries are not the only places where earthquakes occur. They can happen in the middle of a tectonic plate. A good example is the New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812 in what… Read More
Evidence suggests that plate motion and mantle convection are related processes.
Well, when they move it creates motion. In other words an earthquake. Also volcanos can erupt and an effect of earthquakes are tsunami.
The majority of earthquakes occur along tectonic plate boundaries. Because tectonic plates are always in motion toward, along or away from each other, huge stresses build up along or near these boundaries. When the stress reaches a point that the rocky structure of the plates cannot keep it in check, a failure along a fault triggers a quake.
During an earthquake the crust on either both or one side of a fault is in motion.
The place were two plates move past each other is called a transform boundary. This motion does not produce any mountains, but it can create large earthquakes.
Plate motion provides the force that pushes up Californias mountains.
Every place on earth is on a tectonic plate as the earth crust consists of tectonic plates. And every tectonic plate is constantly in motion (as they float on magma, beneath the crust). Places which suffer most of earthquakes are in between two tectonic plates. an example of such a place is the City of Los Angeles in California. Mid Oceanic ridges and rifts and mountains are also results of plate tectonics.
The reason Japan gets hit so hard is that it lies on the junction between two major tectonic plates. Tectonic plates make up the earths crust and are constantly in motion. When two plates grind against each other, earthquakes may occur.
Motion Tectonic wind activation Abreviation Mtwa
According to Newton's second law of motion, acceleration depends on the objects mass and on the net force acting on the object.
Earthquakes in the ocean may cause tsunamis.
Continental drift is the theory that "plates" on the Earth are constantly in motion and have been for millions of years. Tectonic plates are the actual moving plates.
Earth's plates are constantly in motion because of convection currents in the mantle. How this energy translates to individual plates is still not understood. (see the related question)
is a scientific theory that describes the large-scale motion of Earth's lithosphere
Most people think of the plates like a conveyor belt in constant motion. They are not in constant motion, instead they move suddenly as pressure builds up along the fault line and then is released in a burst of energy. The amount of energy that is then released is amazingly large.
Any and all plate motion causes earthquakes.
I was confused about this too, I'm not quite sure but I think they measure the movement with GPS, they move about a centimeter per year. But the some people say that the motion is different and that you use a Seismometer, the same thing used to measure earthquakes.
Lots of tectonic plate motion LOTS!
Discuss how Newton's three (3) laws of motion explain all aspects of an objects motion.
Think of earth's tectonic plates for a minute as if they were ordinary dinner plates on a tabletop. Imagine them in constant motion (which the earth's tectonic plates are). Sooner or later, two of the plate edges are going to meet and crash into each other. That happens at the plate's "boundaries" (edges). Where else could it happen, when you think about it?
how is energy related to motion how is energy related to motion
If one plate collides with another plate,it can cause earthquakes.
Well, there are lots of processes going on to make earthquakes happen. The crust is split into many tectonic plates. Along these plates are fault lines. The plates are in constant, but slow motion, because these plates are in constant motion the rub against each other, this cause a great amount of energy to be collected and stored and finally, when there is too much energy stored the plates rocks that collect the energy explode… Read More
Mantle convection is the slow motion of the Earth's silicate mantle, caused by convection currents that carry heat from the interior to the surface of the Earth. Mantle convection causes the tectonic plates to move around the Earth's surface, causing earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic activity.
Because earth's tectonic plates are continuously in motion and where they meet / collide or slide past each other then they can become locked in place. This causes stresses and strains to accumulate in the crust. Ultimately this will cause an earthquake releasing the accumulated strain energy. This cycle will then be repeated.
Motion is not directly related to genetics.
It is the main cause of earthquakes. However you may get minor earthquakes due to volcanic activity or mass wasting events.
to measure tectonic plate motion
Acceleration is related directly to motion. When you accelerate you are going into motion. So motion is directly related to acceleration. :D
To explain how and why motion occurs.
Neither cracks nor faults cause earthquakes by themselves. It is the motion of the Earth's plates.