Breaking Plates

What do Australia and India have in common? The answer is that they both share one of Earth’s tectonic plates – the drifting eggshell-like pieces of Earth’s crust, on which all of our planet’s continents sit. However, the Indo-Australian Plate is a slightly unusual one, and the two countries may not share it for much longer. Recent Earthquakes beneath the Indian Ocean suggest that this plate may be in the process of breaking in two.

(Read more – my latest article at Australian Science)

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Molecular astrophysicist, usually found writing frenziedly, staring at the sky, or drinking mojitos.
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