Plate Tectonics Theory- the plate tectonics theory is the theory that proposes that Earth's other shell consists of individual plates that interact in various ways that produces earthquakes, volcanoes, mountains, and the crust.
The differences between Continental Drift and Plate tectonics Theory is that continental drift is the process of the land drifting apart and plate tectonics are the plates that converge, diverge, and transform.
evidence supporting Plate Tectonics theory
Paleomagnetism: rocks that were formed millions of years ago that show the location of the magnetic poles at the time of their formation.
Earthquake Patterns: when the depths of earthquake foci and their locations within the trench systems are plotted, a pattern emerges.
Ocean Drilling- ships drill hundreds of meters into sediments and underlying crust
Hot Spots- melting of this hot rock as it nears the surface creates a volcanic area.
Created with images by Unsplash - "tectonic plates canyon rift" • Ruth and Dave - "Thingvellir Depression and Thingvallavatn lake from Almannagja Gorge" • Andrea Schaffer - "Þingvellir National Park" • Katie Haugland - "Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig" • skeeze - "volcano lava flowing"