War of the worlds could affect the Earth's entrails
The Independent|January 25, 2022
The tectonic plates making up the rigid crust of the Earth are always moving, impacting life on our planet in various ways.
HARRY COCKBURN

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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