According to Trinity University, a transform boundary is the intersection of lithospheric plates where the two plates slide past one another. Transform boundaries do not result in any extraordinary landforms; rather, the... More »

Tectonic plates move horizontally past one another at transform boundaries in either strike-slip or aseismic motions. Earthquakes and tsunamis occur when the pressure locking plates in a strike-slip boundary releases sud... More »

At a transform plate boundary, two tectonic plates pass one another, creating a fracture zone. This motion causes phenomena such as earthquakes. More »

Tectonic plates move horizontally past one another at transform boundaries in either strike-slip or aseismic motions. Earthquakes and tsunamis occur when the pressure locking plates in a strike-slip boundary releases sud... More »

Earthquakes occur most frequently around the edges of tectonic plates, especially where two plates are either colliding or sliding past one another. The most active earthquake zones in the world are in areas around the e... More »

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The movement of tectonic plates causes earthquakes when two plates that are in contact with each other move in opposite directions and release built-up stress. For example, one plate may move north, while the other may m... More »

There are three types of plate boundaries: convergent, when tectonic plates come together; divergent, when tectonic plates are moving away from each other; and transform, when two plates are sliding past one another. Eac... More »