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Volcanism in Plate Tectonics 0

Volcanism in Plate Tectonics

 The worldwide distribution of volcanoes and their occurrence at specific places is related to different types of plate boundaries. Thus, volcanism in plate tectonics, will take place when two plates converge, as with the...

Plate Tectonic Theory and Earthquke 0

Plate Tectonic Theory and Earthquke

Plate tectonic theory is the most acceptable theory for explanation of the causes of earthquakes. Slabs are composed of continental and oceanic crust. There are 6 major plates and 20 minor plates.  As these...

Limitations of Plate Tectonic 0

Limitations of Plate Tectonic

Though the plate tectonic theory succeed to solve different geological events, but still it have some limitations. The limitations of Plate Tectonic are given below: If we assume that the volume of the earth...

Plate Margin 1

Plate Margin

Definition and Types of Plate Margin: A boundary between tectonic plates, called as plate margin. There are four major types of plate boundary. Where two plates are moving apart from each other, as at...

Plate Motion 0

Plate Motion

Plate Motion: If the plates are rigid blocks and move on the surface of the spherical earth, their motion can be explained in terms of ‘Euler’s Geometrical Theorem’. According to the ‘Euler’s Geometrical Theorem’,...

Plates in Geotectonic – Definition and Distribution 0

Plates in Geotectonic – Definition and Distribution

The rigid lithospheric slabs or rigid and solid crustal layers are technically called plates in Geotectonic. These plates are 100-150 km thick, have high flexural rigidity and are to deform except in response to...

Plate Tectonic 0

Plate Tectonic

 Plate tectonic theory, a significant scientific advancement of the decade 1960’s, is based on following two major scientific concepts, e.g. Alfred Wegener, postulated the idea of continental drifting, that is continent have moved apart...