Geologists have long thought tectonic plates move because they are pulled by the weight of their sinking portions and that an underlying, hot, softer layer called asthenosphere serves as a passive lubricant. But a team of geologists at has found that layer is actually flowing vigorously, moving fast enough to drive plate motions.
Title: Geologists discover powerful ‘river of rocks’ below Caribbean
Sourced From: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/03/210311142024.htm
Published Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2021 14:20:24 EST
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