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ConcepTest: EQs at Convergent Boundaries

ConcepTest questions by David McConnell, David Steer , Walter Borowski, Jeffrey Dick, Annabelle Foos, Jeffrey Knott, Alvin Konigsberg, Michelle Malone, Heidi McGrew, Kathie Owens, and Stephen Van Horn

Question:

The figures below show the location of a plate boundary (red line) and the distribution of earthquake epicenters (filled black circles). The size of the filled circle indicates the earthquake magnitude. Given the distribution and size of the earthquakes, which figure best represents a convergent plate boundary between oceanic and continental plates?

a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

Figures of EQ Distribution and Magnitude

Student Responses:

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Subject

Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Tectonics

Resource Type

Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests

Grade Level

College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level

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Earth System Topics

Solid Earth:Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes

Topics

Tectonics, Geophysics