What drives the plates? Using a pupil model to demonstrate that slab pull is the main plate-driving force (PDF)

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North American crustal plates and earthquake epicenters

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Using a pupil model to demonstrate the slab pul is the main plate-driving force. Considering the different processes likely to be driving plate movement by use os a student model.

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