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4.8: Tectonic Plate Motions

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convection cell Hot material rises and cool material sinks in a circular pattern.
seafloor spreading Mechanism for moving continents. The formation of new seafloor at spreading ridges pushes lithospheric plates on the Earth's surface.

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