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What are tectonic hazards?

Hello Zainab, Hope you’re keeping well. ‘Tectonic hazards’ are hazard events caused by tectonic plates colliding into each other, moving against each other, moving apart or subduction between a less dense plate and a more dense plate. Examples of tectonic hazards include: Volcanoes - these occur when hot magma is forced to the Earth's surface through fissures and cracks in the Earth's crust. Earthquakes - these most commonly occur when two tectonic plates move against each other. Rocks break underground at the centre of the earthquake, and then the Earth's crust shakes when energy is released. Tsunamis - caused by the rapid displacement of water. Tropical cyclones - rapidly rotating storm with a low-pressure centre, spiral arrangement of thunderstorms and strong winds. Hoping that this will definitely clarify your doubt. Please feel free to get in touch. Cheers :)

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