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‘Lubricant’ said helping tectonic movement (W/Video)

Photo: Farallon Plate CREDIT: NASA. SOURCE: Wikipedia (Public Domain)

From Terra Daily  by Staff Writers
San Diego (UPI) Mar 20, 2013

A previously unknown layer of liquefied molten rock in Earth’s mantle may be “lubricating” the sliding motions of massive tectonic plates, U.S. researchers say.

Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, said the discovery could help explain basic geological functions of the planet and perhaps lead to better understanding of volcanism and earthquakes. . . . Read Complete Report

From youtube uploaded by SargeantKilgore406

Published on Oct 31, 2012

A documentary on tectonics, continental drift, and ocean floor exploration.
This was uploaded for my science teacher Mr. Benson. Enjoy!! 😀
Sorry about the quality, it was already bad when I got the video.