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What are tectonic plates?

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The crust and the mantle of the earth are made up of rocks called tectonic plates. They usually fit together like a jigsaw. They are always moving a little which over a long period of time makes continents shift. This is called continental drift. Things like earthquakes happen when plate tectonics shake due to build up of pressure in the earth's crust. Hope that helps.

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