Restless Earth -Tectonic Plates

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The Earth's crut is made up of jigsaw pieces, called tectonic plates. These tectonic plates move because of the heated mantle. The mantle is hot near the core and cooler at the crust so there is a convection current and this moves the plates.

The tectonic plates have different types of plate margins:

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The oceanic plate goes under the continental because it is denser. When one plate slides under another it is called a subduction. Earth quakes can be caused due…

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