Asked in Continents
What theory that continents move apart form each other?
The action of continents drifting apart from each other is called, "Continental Drift". It is no longer a theory, as it has been proven to be so. Of course, as certain continents move apart from each other, they also are moving closer to other continents. ...
Asked in Geology, Plate Tectonics, Planet Earth
How can magma cause the plates that carry the continents to move apart?
magma is very hot so as it boils it moves the plates of the earth causing the continents to slowly move apart ...
Asked in Archaeology, Geophysics, Plate Tectonics
What do scientists now think is causing the continents to move?
They now think that the continents are moving because of tectonic plates and how they move, or drift, apart. ...
Asked in Continents and Regions
How have continents moved in the past?
Plate tectonics. Continents are the exposed (from the oceans) geological areas of tectonic plates. Continents can also be on top of more than one tectonic plate. When these plates move, continents move with them. Millions of years ago, continents were split apart and also created by tectonic plate movement. ...
Asked in Apartments and Home Rentals
When did the continents break apart?
I saw that yesterday, Gotta log on ZINGO! During plate movement, the plates under the continents moved apart. This caused the land to move in separate directions. When the continents were all put together, the land was known as Pangea. Plate movement also causes the land to move together, which forms mountains. ...
Asked in Plate Tectonics
Tectonic plates that move apart most likely are loacted along?
Continents because the continents were together before when the earth was in its early stages then every thing separated so therefore the answer is continents ...
Asked in Scientific Method
What was the hypothesis of continental drift?
Wegener's hypothesis was that all the continents were once joined together and have since drifted apart. Continents move because of plate tectonics. Over millions of years, the single land mass, Pangea, began to break apart. The pieces became our continents. ...
Asked in Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Plate Tectonics
If pacific plate continues to move what would happen?
If the pacific plates continue to move it will form another Pangaea ,it is the moving of plates which formed all the continents if happens again the continents could form a super continent or drift further apart . ...
Asked in Geology, Plate Tectonics
What is the structure that forms as tectonic plates move apart?
On continents it is called a Rift Valley or Graben. in the ocean it is call a Mid Oceanic Ridge....