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Scripps Researchers Discover New Force Driving Earth's Tectonic Plates
July 6, 2011
Bringing fresh insight into long-standing debates about how powerful geological forces shape the planet, from earthquake ruptures to mountain formations, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego, have identified a new mechanism driving Earth's massive tectonic plates.
University of California, San Diego
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