From volcanic eruptions to massive earthquakes to tidal waves, Earth's tectonic plates can be responsible for catastrophic natural disasters.
- The rising and falling of intense heat deep inside the earth creates convection currents.
- Tectonic plates can be pulled apart, pushed together or forced to slide past each other by convection currents.
- The movement of plates causes earthquakes, volcanoes and tidal waves.
- The movement of tectonic plates can be constructive, destructive or conservative.