Feb 6, 2023

Melt: Scientists discover a new molten layer under Earth’s crust

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Here is something new from Earth’s interiors.

A team of researchers at the University of Texas at Austin (UTA) has found a new layer under Earth’s crust called “melt,” according to a press release. It comprises hot molten rocks and reveals useful insights about our planet’s tectonic plate activity.

Interestingly, these plates are constantly moving, and their movement is linked to the occurrence of earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. Moreover, tectonic motion is so powerful; that it could also lead to the formation of new mountain ranges and even new continents.


Tectonic plates are giant subterranean rocks that form the Earth’s crust and upper mantle. So basically, all the landmass we see around us is built upon tectonic plates. Currently, there are seven major tectonic plates on Earth that keep the seven continents intact.

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