peteroznewman
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You would apply the same loads that the plate gets. I don't know what those are, I haven't done any research on plate tectonics. From what I have heard, plates get pushed on their sides from other plates. But sometimes the edge of one plate dives under the edge of another plate and that pushes up mountain ranges. I don't know what your GPS data show, but there is some elevation change. What is causing that?