Convergent boundaries are defined as locations where tectonic plates collide with each other. The melting lithospheric material produces volcanoes, and the motion of the tectonic plates along the convergent boundaries le... More »

Transform-fault boundaries are created when two tectonic plates slide past one another horizontally, according to the website Plate Tectonics. They are also known as transform boundaries or more commonly are called fault... More »

When two tectonic plates pull apart from one another, they form a divergent plate boundary. In addition to divergent boundaries, there are two other common types of boundaries: convergent boundaries and transform boundar... More »

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When two continental tectonic plates collide, it causes the rocks in both plates to fold and eventually become piled up to form mountains. The most obvious example of this are the Himalayas, which were formed as a result... More »

When tectonic plates collide and form a convergent boundary, their interaction can produce earthquakes, volcanic activity, underwater trenches and mountain formations. Any resulting geologic events on the Earth's surface... 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 »

Areas where tectonic plates make contact with each other are known as convergent boundaries. Collisions between two plates are very slow, with movement of only a few centimeters per year occurring at the convergent bound... More »