Part C: Concept Map
Subduction: A process that
takes place at convergent
boundaries by which
one tectonic plate moves under
another tectonic plate.
Energy: energy (in the form of
stored elastic strain) builds up
along a subduction zone fault,
to be released during an
Larger amount of
Energy Released energy Released
More energy turns Megaquake: a very
The result of a sudden powerful earthquake,
release of energy in earthquake into
megaquake. generally with a Richter
the Earth's crust that scale value exceeding 7.
creates seismic waves.
Recurrence interval: An
estimate of the interval of
time between events
like earthquakes. A
showing the average
recurrence interval over an
extended period of time.
More Tremor’s and
Megaquakes.Part B: Summary of Articles
Questions Megathrust Earthquake Episodic Tremor and Slip
1. Where is the energy The energy is released The boundaries of
released? between two tectonic tectonic plates are