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Turns out Australia isn’t where you think it is

Australia has had to change its position on world maps four times in the past 50 years. The country happens to be located on one of the world's fastest-moving tectonic plates, travelling about 2.7 inches north per year. That's almost three times as fast as the plate on which the US is positioned, which only travels around one inch per year. According to Dr Lucia Perez-Diaz from the Department of Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway University, tectonic plates — the massive chunks of earth on which continents sit — move about as fast as your fingernails grow; between 5 and 10cm per year.
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