tectonic plates

Geologists Have Found the Earth’s Missing Tectonic Plate

Northern Canada has been keeping a secret from the rest of the world. It's home to "Resurrection," a tectonic plate…

2 years ago

What Cracked the Earth’s Outer Shell and Started its Plate Tectonics?

Earth's lithosphere is made up of seven large tectonic plates and a number of smaller ones. The theory of plate…

2 years ago

What is the Mid-Atlantic Ridge?

Beneath the Atlantic Ocean is the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, an geological feature that runs north-south and measures some 16,000 km (10,000…

5 years ago

10 Interesting Facts About Earth

We've lived on planet Earth all of our lives, but how much does the average person know about the planet…

6 years ago

How Do Volcanoes Erupt?

Volcanic eruptions are driven by a combination of mechanisms, which include pressure and heat in the Earth's mantle, as well…

6 years ago

What is the Difference Between Lava and Magma?

The difference between lava and magma, which is rather important when it comes to volcanic activity and geology, is just…

6 years ago

What is the Pacific “Ring of Fire”?

What if someone were to tell you that there's a region in the world where roughly 90% of the world's…

7 years ago

What Causes Earthquakes?

The two main answers to 'how earthquakes happen' is: as a result of tectonic plates colliding and volcanic eruption. The…

11 years ago

What are Earthquake Fault Lines?

Every so often, in different regions of the world, the Earth feels the need to release energy in the form…

12 years ago