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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The largest event recorded on the plate boundary along the Jan Mayen Fracture Zone occurred recently, on 30 August 2012, with a magnitude of 6.
It is situated on the North American Plate in the vicinity of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, being a divergent tectonic plate boundary located along the floor of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Caribbean-South American plate boundary at 65[grados]W: Results from wide-angle seismic data.
8 earthquake relieved pent-up stress along just one segment of the tectonic plate boundary between India and the rest of Asia.
But what we see in the data that we evaluated further away from the plate boundary, to the north of the capital Kathmandu, is a clearly identifiable region with subsidence of up to 1.
But he noted that it occurred along the same plate boundary.
To our knowledge, it's the thinnest plate boundary on Earth,' said Christie Rowe of McGill University, one of the study's authors.
General features of the observed deformation field (Figure 5) are relatively slow or non-existent deformation in the northern parts of the Peninsula, increasing towards the south, when we approach Betic-Rif arc and the Affica/Eurasia tectonic plate boundary.
In this mathematical model, we consider the transient flow of viscous electrically conducting fluid whose thermophysical and chemical properties are assumed to be constant with negligible buoyancy force in the system, through a porous medium past a suddenly started electrically nonconducting infinite horizontal rotating permeable plate boundary in the presence of uniform magnetic field in a direction which makes an angle [phi] with the positive direction of normal to the boundary.
As tectonic plates converge, strain temporarily accumulates across the plate boundary when portions of the interface between these tectonic plates, called a megathrust, become locked together.
Because the quake occurred along a plate boundary and was relatively shallow he said there was always the chance of a localized tsunami, but a full picture was unlikely to emerge until the morning due to the area's remoteness and communications delays.
Earthquakes are common in New Zealand, whose two islands lie along the Australia-Pacific tectonic plate boundary.