posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 06:55 AM
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by ChemBreather
It's called subduction:
Thank you !
Do you have any idea of how far down or how far one plate can slide upon another?
For instance , North American plate over the Pacific plate ?
Is it so that earth gets squized inwards as an result of the vacuum of space? like a water drop in space, it squizes into the smallest ball it
possibly can?. I'm thinking in the lines of, when lava comes out from the earth, could that be the squizing proccess as the lave after time gets
squized out on the weakest spots in the crust ??
If you dont understand what Im asking, No problem, I dont know too many english fancy words..
[edit on 7/8/2009 by ChemBreather]