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Continental interiors may not be as tectonically stable as geologists think


February 19, 2018

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A University of Illinois-led team has identified unexpected geophysical signals underneath tectonically stable interiors of South America and Africa. The data suggest that geologic activity within stable portions of Earth's uppermost layer may have occurred more recently than previously believed. The findings, published in Nature Geoscience, challenge some of today's leading theories regarding plate tectonics.Full Story

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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