Plate boundaries

Divergent plate boundary

Divergent plate boundaries , the plates move towards each other and the type of stress it creates is tension. They create mid-ocean ridges, example:The mid Atlantic ridge.

Convergent plate boundaries

Convergent plate boundaries, the plates move toward each other , and the tectonic plates create compression.

Transform Plate boundaries

Transform plate boundaries , the tectonic or continental plates move past each other and rub agains one another, this type of stress is shear stress.

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