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Destructive Plate Boundary - Ocean to Continent

Plates moving towards one another


Denser oceanic plate forced down into the mantle.
The rock turns to magma due to the heat, this is
called the subduction zone.
Point on the surface where plates meet creates an
oceanic trench.
Earthquakes
Explosive volcanic
Where the continental crust crumples mountains
and volcanoes are created.
eruptions

The Andes are found at Example - The Andes, South


a the border between America
the Nazca plate and the
South American plate
Destructive Plate Boundary - Continental to continental

Plates moving towards one another


Where they collide is the Collision zone
Earthquakes Plates are the same density, neither subducted
Fold mountains (pushed down into the mantle)
Instead over time both plates crumple and fold
Rock rises to create fold mountains

Example - The Alps Example - The Himalayas

African and Eurasian plates Indian and Eurasian plates


Constructive Plate Boundary

Plates moving away from one another


Gap between plates created
Magma rises to the surface
Magma cools and creates new crust
These plates are growing in size as new
crust is created
Where oceanic crust meets oceanic crust
Earthquakes meet the sea floor spreads
Volcanoes

Example - Mid Atlantic


Ridge North American
and Eurasian

The Mid-Atlantic Ridge


runs through Iceland
Conservative Plate Boundary
Plates slide past one another.
No magma produced therefore no volcanoes
Earthquakes common

The San Andreas Fault is the border


between two tectonic plates the North
American Plate and Pacific (Nazca) Plate

Example - The San


Andreas Fault,
California