That Blue Square Thing - Geography Revision

Unit 5 Outline - Plate Tectonics

WARNING! These pages are now very old. They were last updated in 2008 and the content applies to an old version of any geography syllabus currently active in the UK.
I've kept them here because there might be something useful for someone and the general marking principles aren't all that different. But be aware that it's old and out of date (the stuff on the Google Earth page in particular may not work at all)

Tectonic hazards are volcanoes and earthquakes. Tsunamis are the result of earthquakes so can fall under this category as well.

It's important to have a really sound idea of the causes of these hazards - the movement of the tectonic plates which make up the surface of the earth. Get this really solid and you've got an advantage in Science as well!

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Major Case Studies:

Make sure that you can compare the impacts of these sorts of hazards in MEDCs and LEDCs. Usually more people would be expected to die in LEDCs, but the economic impacts may be greater in MEDCs.

PDF IconDownload the Plate Tectonics Revision Sheet

Google Earth iconDownload the Earthquakes and Volcanoes Placemarks file for Google Earth