How Fast Do Tectonic Plates Move?

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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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