Plate Tectonics

How fast are the earth's tectonic plates moving?

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2015-10-20 04:01:51

On average, at about the rate that fingernails grow,

approximately 3-4 cm per year. This is variable, however, often

even across an individual plate, from between 1-2 cm per year for

the slowest moving plates to around 10 cm per year for the


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