View Full Version : Buried Tectonic Plate Reveals Hidden Dinosaur-Era Sea

08-26-2016, 10:10 AM
<p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/buried-tectonic-plate-reveals-hidden-dinosaur-era-sea-155359577.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/9UoSoBE5ncjy5yrIe2Cxgg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cHhvZmY9NT A7cHlvZmY9MDtxPTc1O3c9MTMw/http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/News/LiveScience.com/earth-at-night.jpeg" width="130" height="86" alt="Buried Tectonic Plate Reveals Hidden Dinosaur-Era Sea" align="left" title="Buried Tectonic Plate Reveals Hidden Dinosaur-Era Sea" border="0" /></a>Using images constructed from earthquake data, geoscientists have developed a method for resurrecting a "slab graveyard" of tectonic plate segments buried deep within the Earth, unfolding the deformed rock into what it may have looked like up to 52 million years ago. This helped the researchers identify the previously unknown East Asian Sea Plate, where an ancient sea once existed in the region shortly after dinosaurs went extinct. The Pacific, Indo-Australian and Eurasian plates frame several smaller plates, including the Philippine Sea Plate, which researchers say has been migrating northwest since its formation roughly 55 million years ago.</p><br clear="all"/>