What Are The Three Major Types Of Plate Boundaries?


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Rola Barbakh Profile
Rola Barbakh answered
Their are three types of plate boundaries:
1. Divergent: Divergent boundaries are when two plates move away from each other, causing new crust to form from the magma that is released.
2. Convergent: Convergent boundaries are when two plates move into each other, either causing a subduction zone where one plate subducts (or sinks) under the other (a continental plate against a oceanic plate or two oceanic plates against each other), or causing folded mountains (two continental plates with the same density).
3. Transform: Transform boundaries are when two plate boundaries move in a side to side direction causing tension to build up and earthquakes to happen.
Shauna Spencer Profile
Shauna Spencer answered
There are four types of plate boundaries
Divergent boundaries - where new crust is generated as the plates
pull away from each other.
Convergent boundaries - where crust is destroyed as one plate dives
under another.
Transform boundaries - where crust is neither produced nor destroyed
as the plates slide horizontally past each other.
Plate boundary zones - broad belts in which boundaries are not well
defined and the effects of plate interaction are unclear.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
The three major boundaries are divergent,convergent, and transform. Also there is a forth one the Boundary zone

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