Tectonic plates not rigid, deform horizontally in cooling process

4 noviembre 2014

The puzzle pieces of tectonic plates are not rigid and don’t fit together as nicely as we were taught in high school. A new nstudy quantifies deformation of the Pacific plate and challenges the central approximation of the plate tectonic paradigm that plates are rigid.
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/YQu8YAc5WVA/141104141912.htm

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