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Plate tectonics

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Plate tectonics is a scientific theory describing the large-scale motion of Earth's lithosphere. ..... driving forces were generally acting vertically and caused only local horizontal movements ...

Causes of Tectonic Plate Movement - Video & Lesson Transcript ...

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In this lesson, we explore the causes of plate movement, including thermal convection, ridge push and slab pull. Students will learn how these...

What causes tectonic plates to move? | Reference.com

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The three primary causes for tectonic plate movement are the convection of material in the mantle, gravity and the rotation of the planet. These forces cause each ...

Plate Tectonics: How Do Plates Move? - Windows to the Universe

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May 21, 2008 ... Ridge push happens at spreading centers where plates are moving ... in the Earth's core that causes molten rock in the mantle layer to move.

Plate tectonics and people [This Dynamic Earth, USGS]

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May 5, 1999 ... Yet violent earthquakes related to plate tectonics have caused terrible catastrophes -- such as the magnitude-7.7 earthquake that struck the ...

Why do tectonic plates move? - Quora

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Tectonic plates move because they are floating on top of the liquid mantle. ... Why are the convection cells that cause tectonic plate movements so large?

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.

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Oct 29, 2015 ... The Earth is divided into an inner core, made mostly of iron, and an outer part, made largely of silicates. The outer part is further divided in the ...

Plate Tectonics - Utk

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This is called continental drift colloquially, and plate tectonics (see also this ... the plates of the lithosphere much as convection in a pan of boiling water causes a ...

Why do tectonic plates move? - Earth Observatory of Singapore ...

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The sinking oceanic lithosphere drags the rest of the tectonic plate: this is the main cause of plate motion. Oceanic lithosphere is therefore pulled apart in several ...

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Plate Tectonics

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Mature oceanic plate is approximately 80-100 km thick, of which, the upper 5-7 km is oceanic ... The ultimate cause of plate tectonics is the cooling of the Earth.

Plate Tectonics, the Cause of Earthquakes

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Plate Tectonics, the Cause of Earthquakes. The plates consist of an outer layer of the Earth, the lithosphere, which is cool enough to behave as a more or less ...

What is the cause for plate tectonic motion? - ResearchGate

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"The emergence of plate tectonics is arguably Earth's defining moment," they write. ... The process likely began about 4 billion years ago, and caused complete  ...