Earth's tectonic plates

Earth's tectonic plates

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Credit: CLAUS LUNAU/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Earth's tectonic plates. Global map showing the boundaries of the tectonic plates that make up the Earth's crust. The eight major plates are the: African Plate, Antarctic Plate, Indian Plate, Australian Plate, Eurasian Plate, North American Plate, South American Plate, and Pacific Plate. There are also seven minor tectonic plates. The plate boundary colours indicate whether they are convergent (red, moving towards each other) or divergent (orange, moving apart). Convergent boundaries can form subduction zones, while divergent boundaries can form mid-ocean ridges. Parallel movement is shown in green (upper left, San Andreas Fault).

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