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Which unit the movement of tectonic plates is measured?
The movement of tectonic plates is so slow and gradual that you cannot see or feel the moving. As a result, scientists depend on the global positioning system (GPS) to verify their motion. Satellites can measure the small distances that GPS ground stations move over time.



A. Meters/day
B. Kilometers/month
C. Centimeters/year
D. Meters/week

This question is part of Earth Structures Test-Part Two
Asked by Carroan, Last updated: Jul 09, 2020

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A. Daniels

A. Daniels, Professor, San Diego

Answered Oct 23, 2018

Option C - Centimeters/year.
The unit use to measure the movement of tectonic plate is centimeters/year.

The movement of tectonic plates is so slow and gradual that you cannot see or feel the moving. As a result, scientists depend on the global positioning system (GPS) to verify their motion. Satellites can measure the small distances that GPS ground stations move over time.

Meters/day, Kilometers/month and Meters/week are all wrong options.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Jun 30, 2017

Centimeters/year
 

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