TIL that we don’t actually know how thick the tectonic plates are since “the crust, heat, low-velocity zones under ocean basins, and partially melting rock” confuse even seismic studies.

Read more: https://thebrowser.com/notes/stone-tectonics-incas-counterfeits-svardstav/#:~:text=The%20Thickness%20Of,April%202009%20%7C%20MP

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  1. “Plates are on average 125km thick, reaching maximum thickness below mountain ranges. Oceanic plates (50-100km) are thinner than the continental plates (up to 200km) and even thinner at the ocean ridges where the temperatures are higher.”

    Scientists don’t know, but Google apparently does. {shrug}

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