How Do Plates Move?


Plates move due to the extreme heat of the Earth's core. As this happens the mantle part of the rock moves the plates in different directions.
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Tectonic plates have huge pressure on them. Whenever pressure becomes unequal, it can move tectonic plates. They usually move horizontally.
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