Tectonic Plate Boundaries By: Austin Peck

Divergent Plate Boundary


A divergent boundary is when two plates gradually move away from each other, and it creates a lot of tension between the two plates. A Mid-Ocean Ridge is created because of this along with some rocks.


Volcanoes are created in a divergent boundary.

The Mid-Atlantic Ridge has broken Pangea Apart creating space between Africa & South America and North America & Eurasia. This made it so that there are separate continents. This changed the world, and if this never happened the world would be very different from what it is today.

Convergent Plate Boundary


On the west coast of South America both the Nazca and the South American plates collided. This collision created the Andes Mountains we see today.


These plates hit head on with each other and then keep moving in the same direction, against each other. Typically one goes under he other at keeps submerging as the years go by. There is a lot of compression in this boundary. There is a lot of earthquakes along with volcanic mountains and islands are created.

Transform Plate Boundary


When two plates are sliding past each other it is known as a transform boundary. This then creates a lot of shearing in this boundary. Strong earthquakes and volcanic mountains are created because of this boundary.


There is a San Andreas fault in California going down the west side of it. This is a famous example of a transform boundary because this transform boundary creates a lot of earth quakes in California. California is know to have quite a few earthquakes. This is a very well known transform boundary.

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