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DSE Geog C1-7 Common Misconceptions 地理常犯錯誤


1️⃣ The depth of focus and damages caused have a negative relationship⁣

2️⃣ Deep earthquakes are associated with subduction zones instead of constructive and conservative boundaries⁣

3️⃣ The North American Plate and Pacific Plate move in the same direction⁣

4️⃣ We can know the direction of plate movement by looking at the direction of the development of hot spots⁣

5️⃣ The number of aftershocks WILL affect the intensity of earthquakes

6️⃣ Not every earthquake triggers a tsunami ⁣

7️⃣ The formation of the Himalayas and the Andes is different (C-C collision VS O-C collision)⁣

8️⃣ Suppose two earthquakes of the same magnitude hit an LDC and MDC. The economic loss as a percentage of GDP will be greater for the LDC while the total loss will be greater for the MDC⁣

9️⃣ Subduction is NOT involved in the formation of the Himalayas (no subduction in C-C collision)⁣

1️⃣0️⃣ The Circum-Pacific Belt is a belt with BOTH destructive and conservative plate boundaries⁣

1️⃣1️⃣ Aleutian Islands is NOT a hotspot ⁣

1️⃣2️⃣ The earthquakes in New Zealand are not only caused by compressional force (there are both destructive and conservative plate boundaries in New Zealand → compressional + lateral force) ⁣

1️⃣3️⃣ It is possible to form island arcs when there is an oceanic-oceanic collision (both O-O and C-O collision can form an island arc → former: oceanic arc; latter: continental arc)⁣


1️⃣ 震源深度同破壞程度係成反比。⁣