Tectonic Plates

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  • Created on: 31-05-13 16:30

The Earth

Core

  • inner and outer
  • solid iron & nickel

Mantle

  • semi-molten rock
  • moves slowly

Crust

  • divided into tectonic plates
  • 2 types: oceanic & continental
  • Continental = thicker, less dense, older
  • Oceanic = thinner, denser, younger
  • plates move due to convection currents in mantle
  • where plates meet =…

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