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Plate Boundary Types. Divergent plate boundary. A boundary where 2 plates are moving AWAY from each other Seen in mid ocean ridges Iceland. Mid ocean ridge. Convergent plate boundaries. A plate boundary where 2 plates move TOWARD each other. What is happening at the plate boundary?.

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Divergent plate boundary
Divergent plate boundary

  • A boundary where 2 plates are moving AWAY from each other

  • Seen in mid ocean ridges

  • Iceland



Convergent plate boundaries
Convergent plate boundaries

  • A plate boundary where 2 plates move TOWARD each other


What is happening at the plate boundary
What is happening at the plate boundary?

Oceanic Plate

Oceanic Plate


Subduction
Subduction

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


Plate boundary types


Transform plate boundary
Transform plate boundary

North American Plate

  • A plate boundary where 2 plates slide past each other

Pacific Plate


Transform plates
Transform Plates

  • The area where these plates meet is called a transform fault

  • The San Andreas Fault in California is possibly the most famous



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