The distance between the US and the UK increases by almost 4 cm each year.

Information appeared on the network that every year the distance between the US and the UK is increasing

almost 4 cm. This is due to the tremors at the level of tectonic plates in the bowels of our planet.

In order to find out, researchers fromGreat Britain conducted a lengthy analysis of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Using the latest devices to measure seismic activity, experts have identified signs of mantle upwelling in that region, writes Nature.

How exactly can this change affectdistance in the long run is hard to say. But in general, if the speed of the "receding" does not change, chances are that it will not cause problems in the near future. True, researchers will still continue to observe and study the unusual phenomenon.