All the Movable Pieces: Global Model of Plate Tectonics Article


  • A model of plate motions and strain rates for 50 major tectonic plates that makeup the Earth’s surface has been refined from about 22,500 horizontal geodetic velocities. The new Global Strain Rate Model (GSRM v2.1) details not only plate motions and tectonics, but also can be used as a proxy to the risk of earthquakes within plate boundaries.


publication date

  • February 24, 2015