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Plate Tectonics and Continental Drift animation

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Plate Tectonics

Finally – a straightforward explanation of why earthquakes and volcanoes occur in a linear pattern and how fold mountains and oceanic trenches are formed: Plate Tectonics. What Ortelius conceived of in 1596 and Wegener developed more fully in 1912 as Continental Drift, finally came of age in the 1950s & 60s as the Plate Tectonics Model.

Location-specific Tectonic Movements

What's going on down there? Have a look...