Copyright

How are geologic structures related to plate tectonics?

Question:

How are geologic structures related to plate tectonics?

Plate Tectonics:

The ground beneath our feet is not stable but, instead, is constantly moving. Known as plate tectonics, these huge pieces of rock crust drift about at a very slow pace, not more than a few inches per year; slower than humans can perceive.

Answer and Explanation:

Many geologic structures are the direct result of plate tectonics. When two plates collide, the impact will force the rock crust upwards, forming...

See full answer below.

Become a Study.com member to unlock this answer! Create your account

View this answer

Learn more about this topic:

Loading...
Plate Tectonics: Theory & Definition

from General Studies Earth & Space Science: Help & Review

Chapter 7 / Lesson 5
49K

Related to this Question

Explore our homework questions and answers library