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This is a list of tectonic plates on the Earth's surface. Tectonic plates are pieces of Earth's crust and uppermost mantle, together referred to as the lithosphere. The plates are around 100 km (62 mi) thick and consist of two principal types of material: oceanic crust (also called sima from silicon and magnesium) and continental crust (sial from silicon and aluminium).

There are nine major plates, according to World Atlas. These plates are named after the landforms found on them. The nine major plates are North American, Pacific, Eurasian, African, Indo-Australian, Australian, Indian, South American and Antarctic. The largest plate is the Pacific Plate at 39,768,522 square miles (103,000,000 square kilometers). Most of it is located under the ocean. It is moving northwest at a speed of around . 5 inches (7 cm) per year. There are also many smaller plates throughout the world. Mid-ocean ridges are gaps between tectonic plates that mantle the Earth like seams on a baseball. Hot magma wells up at the ridges, forming new ocean crust and shoving the plates apart. At subduction zones, two tectonic plates meet and one slides beneath the other back into the mantle, the layer underneath the crust. The cold, sinking plate pulls the crust behind it downward.

Warmed by the blazing-hot core, the mantle churns in circular convection currents, dragging tectonic plates along for the ride. Today, plate tectonics is the unifying theory of the entire field of geology. It explains the rock cycle, the origin of Earth's surface features, and the cause of seismic activity, such as earthquakes and volcanoes. Get the drift? Watch this movie to learn more! Категория.

Geophysical Journal International, 43(1), 163-200. Hecht, J. 2014, Aug 29. Earth's tectonic plates have doubled their speed. Energy in Nature and Society: General Energetics of Complex Systems. Автор субтитров (Сербский).

Like many features on the Earth's surface, plates change over time. Those composed partly or entirely of oceanic lithosphere can sink under another plate, usually a lighter, mostly continental plate, and eventually disappear completely. This process is happening now off the coast of Oregon and Washington.

These plates move relative to each other, typically at rates of 5 to 10 cm (2 to 4 inches) per year, and interact along their boundaries, where they converge, diverge, or slip past one another. Such interactions are thought to be responsible for most of Earth’s seismic and volcanic activity, although earthquakes and volcanoes can occur in plate interiors. Plate motions cause mountains to rise where plates push together, or converge, and continents to fracture and oceans to form where plates pull apart, or diverge  . A detailed treatment of the various land and submarine relief features associated with plate motion is provided in the articles tectonic landform and ocean.

Tectonic plates are nearly 100km thick. Wow, that’s thick; we wouldn’t want to get caught under one of these! There are actually two main types of tectonic plates, which are oceanic and continental. Oceanic - oceanic plates are made of an oceanic crust called ‘sima’. Sima is made mostly of silicon and magnesium. Ah, so that’s where it gets its name from. Continental - continental plates are made up of a continental crust called ‘sial’. Sial is made up of silicon and aluminium. If you wanted to see the tectonic plates moving, then the best place would be at the boundaries of the plates as this is where they move the most. There are three types of boundaries. Convergent Boundaries – this boundary is where two tectonic plates push together. Sometimes they’ll get a bit sneaky and one will move under the other. This is called subduction. Now that’s a word to impress your teacher with!

The tectonic plates are about 100 km (60 miles) in thickness, with continental plates tending to be thicker than oceanic ones. The composure of the two types of plate is also quite different. Oceanic plates consist of thicker basaltic rocks, compressed by the pressure of kilometers of water. Contintental plates have a lower average density, containing granitic rocks with a heavy composition of aluminum and silica. The mantle underneath the tectonic plates is constantly recirculating, causing the plates to float around slowly in a process called tectonic drift

Explore how plates move on the surface of the earth. Change temperature, composition, and thickness of plates. Discover how to create new mountains, volcanoes, or oceans! Sample Learning Goals. Describe the differences between oceanic and continental crust, including their respective properties of density, composition, temperature and thickness. Predict how changes in composition and temperature change crust density and buoyancy. Draw a time series for different types of plate boundaries and their motions, indicating the related surface features. Deduce the type of plate boundary given images. Guided Lab. Earth Science. Plate Tectonic Simulation. Plate Tectonics Lab. Cesar Duran.

Tectonic plates move because they are floating on top of the mantle. The mantle itself moves due to convection currents: hot rock rises, gives off some heat, then falls. Tectonic plates are made up of lithospheric plates which means it consists of the crust and the part of the upper mantle above the semi viscous asthenosphere which due to temperature and pressure has peridotite melted by about 2%. These plates float on asthenosphere and due to the heat and movement of the melt, tectonic plates move.

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1-1 Tectonic Plates (Divergent Margins)
Mixed By – Alexander WheillRemix – Frank ZenWritten-By – Alexander Wheill, Frank Zen
2-1 Tectonic Plates (Lithosphere)
Mixed By – Alexander WheillRemix – Frank ZenWritten-By – Alexander Wheill, Frank Zen


  • Artwork By – Alexander Wheill
  • Concept By – Alexander Wheill, Frank Zen
  • Executive Producer – Frank Zen
  • Producer – Alexander Wheill


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