Tectonics plates boundaries By: Simran Torres

Convergent Boundary

How do plates move?
They move closer and toward each other making a collision.( Volcano)

Type of stress on plates : Tension stresses

What forms?:A collision can produce tall mountains, Ocean trenches, and volcanic arcs

Where is it happening?:Mount Shasta , california. West coast of south america.

An example is the Nazca Plate is sub ducting beneath the South American plate.

Divergent boundary

How do plates move?: They move away from each other, in the opposite direction

Type of stress on plates: Compression stresses.

What forms?: submarine mountain ranges called oceanic spreading ridges.

Where is it happening?: Juan de fuca ridge, Washinton Oregon Africa

Tranform boundary

How do plates move? Tectonic plates slide horizontally past each other.

Transform boundary.

Type of stress on plates?: Shear stresses.

What forms?:Transform faults, also form and can separate sections of mid-oceanic ridge.

Where is it happening? : California, san Andreas, Africa, South America.

The western half of California is moving north because it is part of the Pacific Plate, and the eastern half of California is moving south because it is part of the North American Plate.

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