plate tectonics

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plate tectonics

the study of the movement of the large crustal plates that form the surface of the earth on the continental land masses and beneath the seas. see CONTINENTAL DRIFT.
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As the two continental plates press together horizontally, the crust piles up.
Lebanon is located on volatile continental plates which expose it to the risk of earthquakes and tsunamis which are caused by tremors along these plates.
The Philippines sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" where continental plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.
Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" where continental plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity, and has been hit by numerous deadly earthquakes over the years.
What it is giving us is some background on the evolution of the continental plates that exist in this area, the geology of the sea floor.
It sits on the Pacific's 'Ring of Fire', where continental plates collide, leading to quakes and volcanic eruptions.
The Appalachians, which run for roughly 2,400 kilometres from Alabama to Newfoundland, were formed more than 300 million years ago when the North American and African continental plates collided.
Submarine landslides happen on every continental margin, the underwater parts of continental plates bordering oceanic plates.
The fault separates Asian and Indian continental plates.
The Solomon Islands are part of the so-called fire-belt in the Pacific Ocean were the continental plates beneath the ocean may frequently cause earth tremors and volcanic eruptions.
My forehead receives kinetic energy from the continental plates, absorbing it in parallel alpine wrinkles.
The earth is divided into continental plates and these plates move.