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This type of plate boundary can
also be called a Convergent Plate
Boundary.
They can occur in one of 3 different situations:
·Oceanic plate moves towards a continental
plate
·Oceanic plate moves towards another
oceanic plate
·Continental plate moves towards another
continental plate…read more

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What happens when an oceanic
plate and a continental plate meet?
Oceanic crust is denser than
continental crust. Therefore,
when the two plates meet, the
oceanic plate is forced beneath
the continental plate. This is
called Subduction.…read more

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Deep Trench!
On the surface, where the 2 meet,
a deep trench can be formed.…read more

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Example
Off the Western coast of South
America, the Nazca plate is being
forced underneath the South
American Plate.
This has led to the formation of the
Peru-Chile Trench. It is 8065m
below sea level at its deepest point
and is roughly 3700m long.…read more

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Peru-Chile Trench…read more

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