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Geology & Geography Trivia

Geology & Geography Trivia

No. Tsunamis are caused by water displacement as a result of an undersea earthquake or a landslide. Tidal waves are caused by the moon & Sun's gravitational pull combined with prevailing winds and water currents.
Yes! They're both forms of corundum (Al2O3), with small traces of iron in the mineral creating the red colour in rubies whereas traces of titanium or chromium create the blue colour in a sapphire.
The convergence of the Indo-Australian plate with the Eurasian plate.
Decaying organic material in boggy, anoxic environments.
No, Antarctica is under a special agreement called the Antarctic Treaty (1959) whereby originally 12 countries who had scientists active on the continent agreed to diplomatic cooperation on land found below the latitude 60°S. As of 2016 there were 53 nations involved in the treaty.
Deposition, compaction and solidification of sediments (eg. sand, silt and mud).
The Mariana Trench, which extends about 11 kilometres below sea level.
Fire, metals work, and forging. Vulcan was the blacksmith of the gods, and the volcano was believed to be his workshop.
There is only one - pumice. However, once water enters into the rock itself it will then sink.
True. Nano gold is purple! Particle size can change the colour we see.
Hypocentre. This is where the earthquake rupture originates, the epicenter is the point directly above it on the earth’s surface!
True It hasn’t always been like that though. 90 million years ago, Antarctica was covered in a huge, lush, rainforest!
A river slowly wearing away the rock. Water dissolves some of the minerals in the rock, and slowly but surely, erodes the rock away. At first this might just leave a little furrow in the rock, but the Grand Canyon took around 6 million years to form. That’s a lot of time, and that means a lot of erosion.
True Mt Everest is part of the Himalayas, a mountain range formed by tectonic plate movement. The Indian plate, moving forward about 4.3 cm per year, is being slowly pushed under or subducted by the Eurasian plate, which obstinately refuses to move. As a result, the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau continue to rise about 5 to 10 millimeters each year. The summit of Mt Everest is made of marine limestone that contains 400-million year old fossils of sea creatures and shells.

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