Plate Margins

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Plate Margins

Desturctive - two plates are moving towards each other

  • oceanic plate meets a continental plate
  • oceanic plate is denser so it's forced down into the mantle and destroyed
  • often creates volcanoes and ocean trenches
  • where oceanic plate goes under the continental plate is called subduciton zone

e.g. Nazca (oceanic) and South American (continental) plate

Constructive - two plates are…

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