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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
subduction
Subduction
  • When 2 plates converge, one plate MAY move downwards UNDER the other – this is called SUBDUCTION
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Which plate is subducting?
  • What is happening to the subducted plate?
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