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Plate tectonics

Plate tectonics

Plate tectonics is a theory dealing with the movement of plates.




plate tectonics, Earth, internal forces, tectonic plate, crust movement, geography, nature

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Earth's crust, litosphere, asthenosphere, Earth's mantle, There are three types of plate boundaries along which plates slide:, 1. convergent (destructive), 2. divergent (constructive), 3. transform margin, 1. convergent boundaries, litosphere, continental crust (30-40 km), oceanic crust (5-8 km), asthenosphere, volcanism, trench, Andes, oceanic plate, volcanic archipelago, Japanese archipelago, Japan Trench, continental plate, fold mountain, Alpide belt, 2. divergent boundaries, tectonic plate, oceanic ridge, divergence, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Iceland, 3. transform margins, San Andreas Fault, Plate tectonics is the science that studies the movement of plates

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