How Fast Do Tectonic Plates Move?


Tectonic plates are not stationary. Many, however, wonder how fast do tectonic plates move. During an earthquake, plates move several meters. However, the usual movement is 0 to 100 mm per year.
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There are many theories on how fast tectonic plates move. However, most associate the rate at which these move to that of a fingernail. A fingernail grows about 1. 4 inches a month.
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