Plate Techtonics

By: Cierra Smith P-8

Transform Boundaries

Transform Boundaries create earth quakes and fault lines. A transform boundary is when 2 tectonic plates slide past each other. A popular location of a fault line is San Francisco where the San Andres fault line is located.

Divergent Boundaries

Divergent Boundaries are when 2 tectonic plates move apart. Divergent boundaries in the ocean create volcanoes and sea floor spreading like the mid- Atlantic ridge. Divergent boundaries on land creates rifts and valleys.
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Convergent Boundaries

Convergent boundaries are when 2 tectonic plates collide. In a convergent subduction an oceanic plate and a continental plate collide forming a trench (can also form volcanoes). In convergent continents where 2 plates collide leading to the formation of mountains like the Himalayas.