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The theory that Earth's outer shell is divided into several plates that glide over the mantle, the rocky inner layer above the core.

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I am confused after reading conflicting text from different sources. For example, I read that divergent oceanic plates form ridges. National Geographic calls Mid-Atlantic Ridge a valley! On the other …
asked Jan 28 '18 by Nikhil
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Why Divergent boundary create ridges between oceanic plates and rift valley between continental plates? I think that the ridges are formed because of the volcanic eruptions. But like rift valley in ca …
asked Jan 28 '18 by Nikhil
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In Google Maps, I don't see any boundary between the Karakoram (a.k.a. Karakorum) Range, the Hindu Kush, and the Himalayan Range. What separates these ranges?
asked Jan 22 '18 by Nikhil
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Geologist have theorized that the Tethys Sea subducted under Eurasian plates. But where are the volcanoes that would have resulted due to this? Where are the volcanoes in the Alps and the Himalayas?
asked Mar 6 '18 by Nikhil