Collision plate margin

View mindmap
  • collision
    • convergence of two continental plates
    • no subduction
      • both plates are buoyant + low density
    • oceanic sediments trapped between the plates are forced upwards
      • causes fold mountains
    • no volcanic activity
      • no crust created or destroyed
    • earthquakes
      • deep focus
        • limited surface impact
    • CASE STUDY
      • Indo-Australian + Eurasian
        • created Himalayas
        • Kashmir earthquake 2005
          • 75,000 killed

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Geography resources:

See all Geography resources »See all Plate tectonics resources »