27. March, 2019Uncategorized

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Plate Tectonics

Earth’s lithosphere is divided into a series of major and minor mobile (in motion) plates.


1.Plates move at rates of a few cm per year.


2.Plates may be composed of continental and/or oceanic lithosphere.


3.Plate movement is believed to be caused by the convection currents in the asthenosphere


4.The movement of plates explains earthquakes and volcanic activity