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The major and minor tectonic plates of the world - Answers

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The major and minor tectonic plates of the world

World map showing major and minor tectonic plates

The movement of the plates, is a combination of seafloor spreading, topographical variations, as well as the variations in the density of the crust. The tectonic plates are composed of both the denser oceanic lithosphere and the thicker continental lithospheric crust.

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