more evidence for Earth expansion
The science journal Nature just reported, on the 17th March 2021, that transform faults stretch and grow.
This is astonishing for Plate Tectonic theory because, as the News and Views section of Nature explained, “Tectonic-plate material is generally thought to be neither created nor destroyed at plate boundaries called oceanic transform faults. An analysis of sea-floor topography suggests that this assumption is incorrect”.
While this discovery is a problem for Plate Tectonics, requiring the development of some complex ad hoc theories to account for the stretching, it isn’t a problem for the rival theory of Earth expansion. In fact it has long been predicted that transform faults will be widening if the Earth is expanding.
Transform faults have been known about for many years. If we look at some of the first maps of the ocean floor, produced from 1959 onwards by Bruce Heezen and Marie Tharp, we can very clearly see transform faults on the ocean floor positioned at right angles to the ocean ridges. The main feature of the ocean floor is the ocean ridge stretching around the world. The short video below follows the ocean ridge around the globe but at right angles to it we can clearly see the transform faults. They are tectonically active areas that can cross entire ocean basins.