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Plate Tectonics Vocabulary
A large section of Earthe's oceanic or continental and rigid upper-mantle that moves around the Asthenosphere.
Rigid layer of Earth about 100km thick made of the crust and a part of the upper-mantle.
Plastic-like layer of Earh on which the lithospheric plates float and move around.
The boundary between two plates that are moving apart.
The boundary between two plates that are moving together.
Area where an oceanic plate subducts, or goes down, into the mantle.
Where two plates slide past each other.
Current in Earth's mantle that transfers heat in Earth's interior and is the driving force for plate tectonics.
Boundaries of plates.
Break in rock caused by shear forces, where rocks move past each other without much vertical movement.