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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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These GPS receivers were installed as part of the National Science Foundation's Plate Boundary Observatory to measure the motion of the tectonic plates that sleep below our feet.
They developed a method to analyse the relative motion of 56 hot spots grouped by tectonic plates.
When the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates interact with each other, they release energy that causes seismic waves, Rasool added.
On which tectonic plate is the Yellowstone hot spot located?
8 earthquake relieved pent-up stress along just one segment of the tectonic plate boundary between India and the rest of Asia.
There are eight major tectonic plates that move above Earth's mantle at rates up to 150 millimeters every year.
How Earth's tectonic plates slide across the mantle has been the subject of debate for decades, with some studies suggesting that dissolved water in mantle minerals contribute to plate movements.
In his opinion, Khasab and Musandam Governorates are more susceptible to earthquakes since they are situated where the Arabian tectonic plates meet the Eurasian plates.
Tectonic geomorphologist Burbank and garden-variety geomorphologist Anderson update their 2001 study of changes in the landscape associated with movement at the boundaries between tectonic plates.
But my hunch is that capitalism's tectonic plates can only shift when the reformers and the protesters start to talk with one another.
These amazing underwater photographs show the chasm between the two tectonic plates dividing the continents.
Study the map below to learn more about tectonic plates.