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Types of Plate Boundaries


  • The boundary between tectonic plates that are colliding. 
  • The Washington-Oregon coastline of the United States is an example of a convergent bounary.
  • Creates the largest earthquakes and any earthquake.
  • Destroys the sea floor..
  • Creates Volcanos. 
  • creates mid-ocean tranches.

 Three subtypes of convergent boundarys:










Divergent Boundaries 

  • The boundary between two tectonic plates that are moving away from each other..
  • Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the Great Rift Valley.
  • Creates the ocean floor to spread.
  • Creates a mid-ocean ridge.
  • The boundary between tectonic plates that are sliding past each other hoizontally. 
  • An example of a transfrom Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
  • Creates the smallest earthquakes.

Trasform  Boundaries