World map tectonic plates. If you are teaching about earthquake preparedness tsunami ready and the earth plates motion this free printable can be of great help to make teaching easier. Plate tectonics from the late latin tectonicus from the greek. Showing top 8 worksheets in the category world map of tectonic plates. Free printable tectonic plates map great free printable for the earthquake training or geography classroom.
A generalized map of earths major tectonic plates. Quakes show all m3 m4 m5 m6 m7 past 24h past 48h past week past 2 weeks archive. Some of the worksheets displayed are activityworld map of plate boundaries activityworld map of plate boundaries sixth grade plate tectonics world tectonic mapping activity chapter 1 alaska plate tectonics activity a plate tectonic puzzle. The crust of our planet is cracked into seven large and many other smaller slabs of rock called plates averaging about 50 miles thick.
This map highlights the plates of the earths crust and identifies the locations of the four major types of plate boundary. Go to your sporcle settings to finish the process. Plate tectonics is the study of the lithosphere the outer portion of the earth consisting of the crust and part of the upper mantle. Tektonikos pertaining to building is a scientific theory describing the large scale motion of seven large plates and the movements of a larger number of smaller plates of the earths lithosphere since tectonic processes began on earth between 3 and 35 billion years ago.
Print this tectonic plates map free. Our map of tectonic plates by world atlas. The 2006 tectonic plate boundary map shows all the boundaries by type and where the plates are moving in 21 locations throughout the world. The lithosphere is divided into about a dozen large plates which move and interact with one another to create earthquakes mountain ranges volcanic activity ocean.
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