The Plate boundaries of the world MaKenna Johnson

Convergent Plate Boundaries: How They move

The two actively deforming region of two tectonic plates or fragments of lithosphere move toward one another and collide and the denser plate will move under the less denser plate

The convergent boundaries experience compression on the tectonic plates. which produce different types of land forms

Convergent landforms

When there is an convergent boundaries they can create a few landforms such as Mountains and ocean tenches.Mountains are formed between the two collision of the plates

Convergent plates are happening all of the world but these are just few places such as the Himalayas which formed 50 millWest coast of south america between nazca and south american plate and Washington Oregon coastline.

Divergent Plate Boundaries

Convergent Plate Movement

These plate movements occur along spreading centers and plates are moving apart and new crust is created by magma pushing up from the mantle.

Type of stress

The Divergent boundaries are experiencing tension on the tectonic plates. Tension is wear the plates are moving farther apart from one another.

Landforms made by divergent boundaries

When divergent boundaries occur the tension in the upper part of the crust create faults and at these faults valleys are created ,volcanoes and mid ocean ridges

Divergent plates located

Over at East Africa the Red Sea is one example divergent plate boundaries,there is no specific time but it slowly parted over time. Also diverted North America plate and Eurasian are divergent plate boundaries.

Transform Plate Boundaries

How the plates move

The tectonic plates slide sideways past each other and lithosphere is neither created or destroyed

Do transform plates experience compression,tension or shear!

The transform boundaries experience shear stress on the tectonic plates.


When tectonic plates slide horizontally past each other they form transform faults and fault zones.They also make volcanic mountains and island

1857 San Andres ,California known as San Andres fault is one of the many transform boundaries. Another one is Atlantic ocean and south america ,Paul Romanche and ascension fracture zone

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