Lithospheric plates HTML5
Different types of observations related to lithospheric plates:
- locations of plates.
- age of the ocean floor.
- locations of recent seismic activity and active volcanism.
- geothermic waves emerging from the Earth.
Rollover the map to see the borders of the lithospheric plates.
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- To observe the arrangement of the lithospheric plates and their respective movements.
- To make the connection between the ocean floor’s topography, seismic and volcanic activity, the age of ocean floors and geothermic waves.
On the surface of the Earth, a rigid layer called the lithosphere is composed of 11 mobile plates, on which continents rest. These plates renew themselves and grow at the level of the ocean…
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