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A query on tectonic plates.

  1. Dec 27, 2004 #1


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    I was wondering if someone could help me out here. It seems that no matter how many textbooks i consult, each one has a slightly different version of the plate tectonics map. There seems to be some amount of confusion about the boundary between the Eurasian and American plates, the plates at the Alpine/Himalayan orogenic belt, and the southern Atlantic in terms of how many plates exist, and where the boundaries are. I can see why such confusion exists, and why boundaries may be unclear, but is there a particular model which is more accepted than others? Which version do you personally prefer?

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