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Erosion and Tectonics Shaping the Planet

We all live on a planet that is billions of years old that has undergone billions of years of pressure, shifting and erosion, shaping it into what it looks like today. The movement of plates is not significant on a human timeline, but has still be the cause of so much movement over millions of years. This is not a game that humans should be trying to win at, the Earth will outlive each human by billions of years. The time frames are just so different. Continents have been both built and split completely in two. Tectonics act as a conveyor belt, smashing parts of one plate into another. Additionally, the Earth also tears itself apart in the form of earthquakes, devastating settlers.

Earth’s Plates via Rice University

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