What Is the Theory of Plate Tectonics?


The theory of plate tectonics refers to the science that suggests that the outer rigid layer of the earth is divided into plates that move relative to each other across the surface of the earth. It encompasses the study of plates, plate boundaries and the effects of the movement of these plates. Plate movement is often too slow to be measured.
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(1) From Wikipedia: Plate tectonicsis a theory of geology that has been developed to explain the observed evidence for large scale motions of the Earth's lithosphere. The theory encompassed
The Earth's surface is broken into a number of shifting slabs or plates, which
After all these considerations, Plate Tectonics (or, as it was initially called "New Global Tectonics" became quickly accepted in the scientific world, and numerous papers
Mount St. Helens is part of the Pacific "ring of fire, an area of intense volcanoes and earthquakes due to tectonic movement. There are seven major (primary) tectonic plates
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The theory of plate tectonics holds that the Earth's crust is composed of mobile plates, which have moved throughout Earth's history. This movement is caused by thermal convection currents produced by the Earth's mantle.
The theory of plate tectonics states that the upper layer of the Earth ( known as the lithosphere) is divided into plates, or tabular blocks, that interact with each other over time. The crust and part of the solid upper mantle comprise each crustal plate. The true mechanism for the movement of the crustal plates is still unknown.
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