Tectonic plates 'weaker than previously thought,' say scientists

Experiments carried out at Oxford University have revealed that tectonic plates are weaker than previously thought. The finding explains an ambiguity in lab work that led scientists to believe these rocks were much stronger than they appeared to be in the natural world. This new knowledge will help us understand how tectonic plates can break to form new boundaries.

Tectonic plates 'weaker than previously thought,' say scientists

Experiments carried out at Oxford University have revealed that tectonic plates are weaker than previously thought. The finding explains an ambiguity in lab work that led scientists to believe ...

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Phys.org

Tectonic plates weaker than scientists thought, new study shows

A new study suggests tectonic plates are weaker than previously thought.

Fri 15 Sep 17 from UPI

Measuring a Crucial Mineral in the Mantle

New research led by the University of Delaware resolves debate over the strength of olivine, the most abundant mineral in the Earth's mantle. Measuring olivine's strength is critical to understanding ...

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Newswise

Measuring a crucial mineral in the mantle, Wed 13 Sep 17 from Eurekalert

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