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Plate tectonics

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Plate tectonics is a scientific theory describing the large-scale motion of 7 large plates and the movements of a larger number of smaller plates of the Earth's ...

What is Plate Tectonics? | Plate Tectonics - Live Science

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Mar 21, 2016 ... Plate tectonics is the theory that Earth's outer shell is divided into several plates that glide over the mantle.

What is a tectonic plate? [This Dynamic Earth, USGS]

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May 5, 1999 ... A tectonic plate (also called lithospheric plate) is a massive, irregularly shaped slab of solid rock, generally composed of both continental and ...

Understanding plate motions [This Dynamic Earth, USGS]

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Sep 15, 2014 ... Most movement occurs along narrow zones between plates where the results of plate-tectonic forces are most evident. There are four types of ...

Tectonic Plates, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes | Science | Interactive ...

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Volcanoes and earthquakes both result from the movement of tectonic plates. In this interactive activity produced for Teachers' Domain with images from NASA, ...

Plate Tectonics, Tectonic Plates Information, Facts, News, Photos ...

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Get information, facts, photos, news, videos, and more about plate tectonics from National Geographic.

Interactives . Dynamic Earth . Plates & Boundaries

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Plates & Boundaries. The earth's continents are constantly moving due to the motions of the tectonic plates. Closely examine the map below, which shows the 15 ...

plate tectonics | geology | Britannica.com

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Dec 2, 2015 ... Plate tectonics, theory dealing with the dynamics of Earth's outer shell, the lithosphere, that revolutionized Earth sciences by providing a ...

Plate Tectonics | Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

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Plate tectonics describes the motions of the 15 to 20 large rigid and brittle tectonic plates into which the Earth's outermost layer (called the "lithosphere") is ...

Plate Tectonics - Crystalinks

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Plate tectonics, from Greek "builder" or "mason", is a theory of geology that has been developed to explain the observed evidence for large scale motions of the ...

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