Fifty Million Years Play Out on Earth #geology #science #earthquake #poem #poetry #nature

Tectonic plate movement today

Tectonic plate movement today

Earth’s history runs deep,
‘Neath hundreds of miles where
Seismic waves flow through the rock
Like light waves through the air.

Ancient surface plates
That sunk beneath the crust
Last saw the sun when dinosaurs
Lay dead in ash and dust.

Subducted shallow seas
Converged and disappeared,
That’s what captured earthquake waves
Now show
From fifty million years
Ago.

By Kate Rauner

Thanks to livescience.com and National Taiwan University geologists for their study of the deep Earth’s East Asian Sea Plate at the Philippine Sea.

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