The tectonic plate movement causes drift of Hawaii towards Alaska

Where is HAWAII?

Hawaii which is also known as the big Island is the largest island in United States. It is well known for its naturally mesmerizing landscape cliffs, waterfalls, beaches with sand of different colors and textures, etc. Hawaii is located in Pacific Ocean.

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Where is ALASKA?

Alaska is in not waste of Canada. It is the largest and the most sparsely populated state of the U.S.

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What is tectonic plate?

Plate tectonics is a scientific theory describing the large-scale motion of seven large plates and the movements of a larger number of smaller plates of the Earth’s lithosphere.

The Hawaiian plate is drifting towards the Alaska range( northwest) at a speed similar to that of which hair and nails grow in humans. This is the reason for which Hawaii moves towards Alaska by 7.5cm each year.

Other continents also witness such drifting of plates.


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