Plate Boundaries by: Olivia Morris

MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE

The mid-atlantic ridge is an oceanic-oceanic plate boundary. The features of this boundary could be the mid-ocean ridge and continental rift. The type of stress that occurs is tension.

DIVERGENT BOUNDARY-oceanic : continental- The continental rift's plates move away from each other, the result of this is the east african rift valley. The type of stress this boundary goes through is tension because the plates move away from each other.

DIVERGENT BOUNDARY- continental : continental- The continental rift is a continental-continental plate boundaries and they move towards each other. The result of this is the himalayan mountains and the type of stress that occurs is compression because they move towards each other.

CONVERGENT BOUNDARY- oceanic : continental- Subduction zone's plates move towards each other, the result of this was the Mariana's trench. The type of stress that occurs is compression because the plates move towards each other.

TRANSFORM BOUNDARY- oceanic : oceanic- The subduction zone's plates move past each other. A place where a subduction zone can be found is Africa or South America. The type of stress that occurs is shear stress because the plates are moving past each other.

Credits:

Created with images by Archbob - "sunrise lake water" • NOAA Photo Library - "expl2281" • chrishobcroft - "Alpine Mountain Valley" • shankar s. - "Kanchenjunga Peak" • NASA Goddard Photo and Video - "Earthquake and Tsunami near Sendai, Japan"

Made with Adobe Slate

Make your words and images move.

Get Slate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.