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Plate tectonics (from the Late Latin tectonicus, from the Greek: τεκτονικός "pertaining to building") is a scientific theory describing the large-scale motion of seven large plates and the movements of a larger number of smaller plates of the Earth's lithosphere, since tectonic processes began on Earth between 3.3 and 3.5 billion years ago. The model builds on the concept of continental drift, an idea developed during the first decades of the 20th century. The geoscientific community accepted plate-tectonic theory after seafloor spreading was validated in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
The lithosphere, which is the rigid outermost shell of a planet (the crust and upper mantle), is broken into tectonic plates. The Earth's lithosphere is composed of seven or eight major plates (depending on how they are defined) and many minor plates. Where the plates meet, their relative motion determines the type of boundary: convergent, divergent, or transform. Earthquakes, volcanic activity, mountain-building, and oceanic trench formation occur along these plate boundaries (or faults). The relative movement of the plates typically ranges from zero to 100 mm annually.Tectonic plates are composed of oceanic lithosphere and thicker continental lithosphere, each topped by its own kind of crust. Along convergent boundaries, subduction, or one plate moving under another, carries the lower one down into the mantle; the material lost is roughly balanced by the formation of new (oceanic) crust along divergent margins by seafloor spreading. In this way, the total surface of the lithosphere remains the same. This prediction of plate tectonics is also referred to as the conveyor belt principle. Earlier theories, since disproven, proposed gradual shrinking (contraction) or gradual expansion of the globe.Tectonic plates are able to move because the Earth's lithosphere has greater mechanical strength than the underlying asthenosphere. Lateral density variations in the mantle result in convection; that is, the slow creeping motion of Earth's solid mantle. Plate movement is thought to be driven by a combination of the motion of the seafloor away from spreading ridges due to variations in topography (the ridge is a topographic high) and density changes in the crust (density increases as newly formed crust cools and moves away from the ridge). At subduction zones the relatively cold, dense crust is "pulled" or sinks down into the mantle over the downward convecting limb of a mantle cell. Another explanation lies in the different forces generated by tidal forces of the Sun and Moon. The relative importance of each of these factors and their relationship to each other is unclear, and still the subject of much debate.
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Velocity Systems and Shellback Tactical In-stock Armor Below - Drop ship armor from SHOTSTOP available.
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AR500 testudo gen2 plate carrier, front and back lvl 4 plates, lvl 3A soft side plates, 6 fully loaded mags with green tips, 89 loose rounds of green tips, blue alpha defense battle belt, lapolice gear ifak kit, ar15 mag pouches and pistol mag pouches. Crimson trace red dot.
Selling as a set. Perfect condition. 7lbs per plate.
Single curve, base layer, 10" x 12"
Date of Mfg: 08/12/2016
Available for local pickup 185th area. $180 cash.
Defence mechanisms carrier, 3mag placard, QD 3” cummerbund and pouch.
Hesco L210 plates. 2020
Can include the 3 gen 3 mags full of green tip.
Interested in trades. Fly fishing gear, Glock 26, 365xl, g43x, p320, nice 10/22, possibly other 22lr guns, quality AR parts, nice AR500 targets, optics...
Pretty straight forward. I bought these from T Rex Arms for $391 (maybe I paid tax? I don't recall). They're a bit too narrow for me. They've been stored under the bed in a smoke free home.
Will deliver near Seattle for asking price. If it's easier for you to swing by downtown, that also...
Converted my P365 to P365X and ordered some flush fit baseplates and a grip module. Was close to getting free shipping so I grabbed a few extra to pass on if anyone is interested.
Have 4 of them at $6 each. Really would prefer someone buy them all.
Here we have a 5.11 tactical Tac-Tec plate carrier in OD green. Included is a 5.11 ar/ak mag pouch, and full set of lvl 3+ armor.
armor is ar550, front, back and side plates. Front and back plates are in swimmers cut. I’m letting the whole package go for $400
Interested in trades as well, lmk...
Up for sale, Southwest Washington, Vancouver area, Clark County area.
Full armor set up from AR500.
2, 11” x 14” (XL) Level 3+ Armor plates. With anti frag Build Up Coat.
2, 11” x 14” Trauma pads.
1, Coyote tan Condor Carrier.
All new, never worn outside the house.
Selling the whole...
Up for sale, Southwest Washington, Vancouver area, Clark County area. Local meet up. No shipping.
AR500 Level 3+ armor plates. Side plates. 6”x8” with anti fragment build up coat and blunt force trauma pads. 2 armor plates and 2 trauma pads. All in a bundle. Less than a year old. All for $100...
10x12" triple-curve front/back (mfd. 10/26/20) and 6x6" side plates (mfd. 9/23/20). All plates have frag mitigation coating.
$300 firm, FTF local sale only. I will need to see some type of proof you can pass a background check.
Thanks for looking!
I have a set of Body Armor Outlet 4401SH 10x12 NIJ certified Level IV plates for sale. They are Single Curve and Shooters Cut, and I'm looking to upgrade to Multicurve SAPI plates. Made by Hesco for BAO. One has 4/20 date, the other is 11/20 date. No carrier for them at the moment, was going to...
10x12" swimmer cut front/SAPI cut rear & 6x8" side plates, manufactured February 2021. All plates have frag mitigation coating.
$150 firm for the set, FTF local sale only. Shipping inquiries will not be answered.
Thanks for looking!
•Medium Trex Arms AC1 plate carrier
•Large Hesco L210 plates. (Shooter’s cut 10x12)
•Esstac triple 556 placard.
I am selling this set up now that I have bigger plates and a new carrier to accommodate said plates. My intentions were to swap out the L210’s for 3810’s, sell off Plates, and to...