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Plate Boundary Types

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Plate Boundary Types

- A boundary where 2 plates are moving AWAY from each other
- Seen in mid ocean ridges
- Iceland

- A plate boundary where 2 plates move TOWARD each other

Oceanic Plate

Oceanic Plate

- When 2 plates converge, one plate MAY move downwards UNDER the other – this is called SUBDUCTION

- Which plate is subducting?
- What is happening to the subducted plate?

North American Plate

- A plate boundary where 2 plates slide past each other

Pacific Plate

- The area where these plates meet is called a transform fault
- The San Andreas Fault in California is possibly the most famous