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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plate_tectonics

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 ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tectonic_plates

This is a list of tectonic plates on the Earth's surface. Tectonic plates are pieces of Earth's crust and uppermost mantle, together referred to as the lithosphere.

www.livescience.com/37706-what-is-plate-tectonics.html

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

www.britannica.com/science/plate-tectonics

Apr 18, 2017 ... The concept of plate tectonics was formulated in the 1960s. According to the theory, Earth has a rigid outer layer, known as the lithosphere, ...

www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/plates1.html

The theory of plate tectonics has done for geology what Charles Darwin's theory of evolution did for biology. It provides geology with a comprehensive theory ...

pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/tectonic.html

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 ...

pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/understanding.html

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 ...

www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.earthsys.tectonic/tectonic-plates-earthquakes-and-volcanoes

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

www.nationalgeographic.com/science/earth/the-dynamic-earth/plate-tectonics

Learn about how plates move and their impact on the Earth's surface.