New Zealand earthquake lifts a bizarre sea wall up to land | Popular Science

Some of the landscapes look completely alien, even though the cause is entirely terrestrial. This is the wonder of plate tectonics. The enormous slabs of Earth’s crust that our continents and oceans sit atop are not stationary. They move around, mostly at rates so slow that we can’t tell there’s movement at all (except by using scientific instruments). Mostly the plates exert a constant, gradual force in one direction or another.

Source: New Zealand earthquake lifts a bizarre sea wall up to land | Popular Science

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