A convergent plate boundary occurs when a collision of tectonic plates causes one plate to slide over the top of another. There are three examples of convergent plate boundaries that occur as the result of continental an... More »

A plate boundary is a location where two tectonic plates meet. There are three different types of tectonic plate boundaries, which are defined by the relative motion of each plate. The three types of plate boundaries are... More »

There are more than 550 active volcanoes in the world, almost all of which are located at convergent tectonic plate boundaries. This includes all of the volcanoes in the Pacific Ring of Fire, such as Japan's Mount Fuji, ... 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 »

The three types of plate boundaries are divergent plate boundaries, convergent plate boundaries and transform plate boundaries. Divergent plate boundaries occur in places where two plates are moving away from each other.... More »

Subduction is a geological process that takes place at the boundaries between tectonic plates in which one plate is forced underneath another. Subduction occurs when the massive pressures of entire continental or oceanic... More »

Tectonic processes create new sediments as plates collide, move sediment as one plate slips past or overrides another, and ultimately transform sediment by accumulation or volcanic activity. Ocean sediments transfigure b... More »