How are tectonic plates able to move?

1 Answer
Apr 5, 2018

Answer:

Tectonic plates are moved by convection currents underneath the crust in the mantle.

Explanation:

These convection current is created by molten rock rising, giving off heat and falling back down. This process creates a large swirling current which in turn moves the plates around making them bump around and move (causing earthquakes).

Fun fact, the tectonic plates move 2.5cm per year!

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