Plate Boundries

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What are the types of Plate Boundary?
Destructive, constructive and conservative.
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What is a Destructive plate boundary?
A destructive plate boudary occurs when the oceanic and continental plate margins move together. The oceanic plate if forced under the lighter contiental plate.Friction causes melting of the oceanic plate and may trigger earthquakes.
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What is a Constructive plate boundary?
occurs when plates move apart. Volcanoes are formed as magma wells up to fill the gap, and eventually new crust is formed.
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What is a Conservative plate boundary?
occurs where plates slide past each other in opposite directions, or in the same direction but at different speeds.
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what is an example of a destructive plate boundary?
where the Nazca plate is forced under the South American plate
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what is an example of a constructive plate boundary?
The Mid-atlantic ridge
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what is an example of a conservative plate boundary?
At the San Andreas fault in Calafornia
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What is a Destructive plate boundary?

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A destructive plate boudary occurs when the oceanic and continental plate margins move together. The oceanic plate if forced under the lighter contiental plate.Friction causes melting of the oceanic plate and may trigger earthquakes.

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