These huge plates may move slowly, but they create many of the Earth’s unique topographical features such as mountains, chasms, individual islands, archipelagoes and ocean trenches – all on a continental scale.
Earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis, however, are all also the result of the constant flux of the lithosphere – the rocky crust and the solid upper part of the mantle. An average tectonic plate may move around 40mm a year – roughly the same speed as a fingernail grows – while the fastest, the Nazca Plate off western South America, moves around 160mm a year, around the same speed hair grows.
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