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Earthquakes in Wellington. Earthquakes are caused by the movement of tectonic plates. *The shallow mantle is divided into parts these parts are the tectonic plates. What are Tectonic Plates. This is an image of the earth's different layers. Inner core Outer core Lower mantle

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earthquakes in wellington
Earthquakes in Wellington

Earthquakes are caused by the

movement of tectonic plates.

what are tectonic plates
*The shallow mantle is divided into parts these parts are the tectonic platesWhat are Tectonic Plates

This is an image of the earth's different layers.

  • Inner core
  • Outer core
  • Lower mantle
  • Transition region
  • Shallow mantle*
  • Crust and Lithosphere
how earthquakes occur
Two plates such as the Pacific and Australian pushing towards each other create tension causing one of the plates to crack.

Earthquakes happen in these faults because it is weaker at that point so it releases the tension there. The result, earthquakes.

How Earthquakes Occur

Australian Pacific

earthquakes on richter scale
Earthquakes on Richter scale

Some earthquakes in the last 151 years

edgecumbe earthquake
Edgecumbe Earthquake

Caused this damage

special thanks
Special thanks

Wikipidia.org

Wellington public libraries

Google.co.nz/images

KNS Libraries