3. TECTONICS
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Welcome to Tectonics.


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Welcome.

In the UK divergent plate boundaries are called constructive plate boundaries because it is at this point that new crust is created.

In the UK convergent plate boundaries are destructive boundaries. They may be collision zones such as the Himalayas or subduction zones such as western South America.

In the UK Strike Slip faults are called Conservative Plate boundaries.

Plate Boundary Animated diagrams

These excellent diagrams show plate boundaries very well. Unfortunately, however, these diagrams are sourced from the USA, where the boundaries have different names. Their British names are listed in yellow to the right of the diagrams.

Extended video of pyroclastic flows at Mt Merapi as filmed in 2009.


See more recent information about the 2010 eruption here:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11634150

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Rather simplistic game/interactive that helps explain how geysers operate. (In the UK this word is pronounced gee-zuh; in the US it is pronounced

guy-zuh.