Write a 1700 to 2,000 word paper in APA format that distinguishes the types of plate margins and how they move. Also, discuss why earthquakes are common along plate margins or boundaries.
Respond to the following in your paper:
o When the Earth does quake and shake, how does it move?
o What are the events that cause the Earth to quake and shake?
o How are earthquakes measured?
o Briefly describe the two types of body waves an earthquake creates.
Provide an example, in your paper, of an area that is prone to earthquakes. If you need assistance with locating an area, review the Ring of Fire animation on the student Web site.
Review the following animations, located on the student Web site, to assist in research for your paper:
o Divergent boundaries
o Convergent boundaries
o Transform fault boundaries
o Seismic waves