tectonic plates

How Earth’s continents became twisted and contorted over millions of years

How Earth’s continents became twisted and contorted over millions of years

We are pretty sure the continental parts of plates are not uniform, nor are they rigid. The giant forces that slowly move continents across the viscous mantle layer underneath, like biscuits gliding over a warm toffee ocean, stress the continents, and twist and contort the crust. This is a process that has taken place over millions of years.