Are islands constantly moving?



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    Most islands are anchored to sea-floor tectonic plates, either as part of a continental shelf or resulting from the eruption of underwater volcanoes. Thus they do not move independently but do move as the plates under the sea floor shift and move. Islands may also appear to move as erosion washes sand and soil off of one side and deposits it on the other, which can actually occur quickly enough to disturb habitats and settlements on the island.

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