How fast do tectonic plates move on earth?

Q: How fast do tectonic plates move on earth?

A: The tectonic plates move roughly between 1 and 5 centimetres per year. The movement of tectonic plate on earth is very slow. The movement of tectonic plates varies by the location of the plate as well.

The movement of the tectonic plates creates three types of tectonic boundaries. In case of convergent movement, the tectonic plates move into one another. The second one is divergent where plates move apart and transform, where plates move sideways in relation to each other.

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