Things to know about Tectonic Plates

Tectonic plates are large, rigid pieces of the Earth's lithosphere that float on the semi-fluid asthenosphere. 


Tectonic plate movement is responsible for various geological phenomena, including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and the formation of mountain ranges. 


These plates move slowly, driven by the movement of the molten rock beneath them. 


The theory of plate tectonics has helped scientists understand the distribution of earthquakes, volcanoes, and other geological features around the world. 


The movement of tectonic plates has played a crucial role in the evolution of the Earth's continents and oceans over millions of years. 


The theory of plate tectonics was first proposed in the early 20th century and has since become a fundamental concept in geology. 


The boundaries between tectonic plates are known as plate boundaries, and there are three main types: divergent, convergent, and transform boundaries. 


The study of tectonic plates continues to provide valuable insights into the dynamic processes shaping the Earth's surface and deep interior.