There are also other subsets of this theory that predict Earthly torment as a result of the gravitational pull on tectonic plates.
In the tectonic structure of Asia the Kuen-lun forms, as it were, the backbone of the continent.
South of Lake Issyk-kul, which appears to be a hollow of tectonic origin, runs the Terskei Ala-tau, separating the lake from the high valley of the Naryn.
East of Lubeck, as far as the mouth of the Oder, these give place to Bodden, ramified openings studded with islands: the structure here resembles that of Scania in southern Sweden, a region once joined to both Denmark and Pomerania by an isthmus which was severed by tectonic movements.
Surprisingly enough, the lithosphere is made up of only a few major tectonic plates.