Plate boundaries REiquan Martin

Convergent boundaries

In the photo above it shows one plate moving down and one moving left

When one plate moves under another is a convergent boundary, it's type of stress is compressional convergent boundaries from trenches and volcanoes, this is occurring in the pacific ocean. Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions can happen from this happening

Divergent plate boundary where the two plates separate

We are going to talk about Divergent plate boundaries now, this is when two plates move apart

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These form deep trenches and cause a lot of earthquakes, when these move this causes Tension stress

This has caused many earthquakes, for example, we have this earthquake in Izmit, Turkey. This earthquake happened at August 17, 1990 it only lasted 3.7 seconds. But caused tons of damage The city of Izmit was very badly damaged and had a death toll of 17,127 and 43, 959 injured.

The magnitude was about at 7.9

Finally we have the transform boundary

This is when plates slide past each other

Faults do not create or destroy things, they have shear stress.

Most transform boundaries exist on the ocean floor as short cracks perpendicular to and connecting two segments of a separating ridge. These transform boundaries are the site of shallow earthquakes. Transform boundaries between continental masses and oceanic plates tend to be much longer and produce more severe earthquakes. The San Andreas Fault is a transform boundary in a network of faults at the interface of the North American Plate and Pacific Plate.

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