crustal plate


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a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly

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These interpretations draw on much the same evidence Mason does, and some explanations include estimated positions of rocks prior to their displacement by interactions between the Earth's drifting crustal plates.
However, Nelson says it is probably made up of debris accumulated when the two crustal plates collided head-on, forcing one plate beneath the other.
This releases something called strain energy that has built up as the lithosphere gets deformed by the crustal plates shifting around.
Earthquakes occur when two crustal plates on earth slide past each other causing a fault or fracture in the rocks the result which is sudden trembling of the earth surface.
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The result gives insight into what allows plate tectonics - the movement of the Earth's crustal plates - to occur.
When crustal plates collide on land, the type of deformation of the lithosphere is generally divided into thin-skinned and thick-skinned, but within these broad categories, a wide range of phenomena can be observed.
It wasn't until the 1950s and 60s that we learned about plate tectonics, the great crustal plates which move across the Earth's surface, floating on a semi-molten layer below.
3 undersea earthquake in a deep-ocean trench off the Indonesian island of Sumatra, where two of Earth's crustal plates collide.
Simpson explained that the Denali Fault is part of a system of cracks and folds produced by the collision of crustal plates with southern Alaska.
Most earthquakes occur at the edges of rigid crustal plates that float atop the Earth's more fluid interior, like crackers crowded on top of thick soup.
The strong earthquake that hit Indonesia late Sunday local time apparently focused shallowly on the trench of Java in the Indian Ocean on the boundary of crustal plates, a Japanese scholar specializing in seismology said Monday.
A UCLA scientist has now revealed that the geological phenomenon, which involves the movement of huge crustal plates beneath a planet's surface, also exists on Mars.
The earthquakes occurred in a subduction zone where two of Earth's great crustal plates are colliding.
For the first time ever, and in an attempt to understand what really caused the devastating 2004 Tsunami, the crew will send cameras deep into the abyss to witness first-hand the collision between the earth's crustal plates and provide scientific research with the aim to provide accurate warnings of when and where the next tsunami may hit.