Student’s Name Professor’s Name Course number Date PLATE TECTONICS Brazil (Latitude and Longitude) Latitude – 07°09′28″S Longitude – 034°47′38″W Angola (Latitude and Longitude) Latitude – 08°49′56″S Longitude – 13°14′54″E Distance between the two points is 529 100 000 centimeters Time of separation of the two points is 200 000 000 years Speed of separation between South America and Africa = (529 100 000/200 000 000) cm/year = 2.6455cm/year Distance between Northern California (North America) and North Korea (Asia) is 880 148 046cm Having in mind that the American continent is moving away from Africa it means that it is also moving by the (460 – 400) = 60ml Density = (179.7/60)g/ml = 2.995g/ml If oceanic and continental crust collided based on their densities the oceanic crust would sink below the continental crust. At 75 km depth rocks will be heated to about 1250 degrees Celsius. At 500 degrees Celsius rocks will be buried to about 12.5 km depth. Completely solid Starts to melt 25 km Starts to melt 10°S 110°W Convergent (Continent-Ocean or Ocean-Ocean) East Closer Ocean - Continent Divergent Continental rifting Earthquakes and a trench Continent – Continent Convergent Ocean – Ocean Volcanoes earthquakes and a trench Ocean – Ocean TransformDivergent Ridge push [...]
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