Plate Motion Calculator


UNAVCO Plate Motion Calculator screenshot
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The Plate Motion Calculator calculates tectonic plate motion at any location on Earth using one or more plate motion models.


Can be used in nearly any circumstance when learners are studying plate tectonics. Gives learners a chance to explore the motion of a region of interest to them. Users do need to understand latitude and longitude.

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Author/Developer: EarthScope Consortium

EarthScope Consortium logo. Concentric circles in red grading to purple.