Theory of Tectonic Plates

By: Cade Moser


  1. Tectonic plates are pieces of the Earth's crust and uppermost mantle, together referred to as the lithosphere.

Divergent Boundary

It is a boundary where two tectonic plates are moving away from each other and new crust is formed from magma that rises between the two plates
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Oceanic Oceanic Convergent

It is when at least one of the two plates is filled with oceanic crust.
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In the photo above the oceanic oceanic convergent one is the one in the red which is around Japan area and India

Oceanic Continental Convergance

Where the two plates meet, the denser oceanic lithosphere of the Nazca Plate is forced down and under the more buoyant continental lithosphere of the South American Plate, descending at an angle into the mantle in a process called subduction.
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Nazca Plate
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The Land

It surrounds South Africa mostly.

Continental Continental Convergence

These boundaries create mountain ranges.
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Around India area and highest mountain in the world.

Transform Fault

These are places where plates slide sideway past each other.
Transform Fault—SanAndreas
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Indian-Australian Plate
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It wraps around the Philippines island and is leaned against the Australia area.