The Pacific Plate, the largest tectonic plate on earth, didn’t exist once and developed from a single point – just like the Big Bang. Current models and reconstructions however, suggest that theoretically this was impossible. New reconstructions from earth scientists at Utrecht University now explain and prove how the Pacific Plate developed with a 'Big Bang'. Their results, published in Science Advances on 27 July 2016, are leading to a paradigm shift in plate tectonics.
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