What Are Plate Boundaries?


A plate boundary is the place where one or more plates meet. There are four types of plate boundaries: constructive, destructive, conservative and collision. Plate tectonics is a scientific theory which describes the large scale motions of Earth's lithosphere.
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The 3 general types are constructive, destructive, and conservative boundaries. Constructive (divergent) - plates move away from each other, typically creating a rift. Destructive
The earthquake occurred at a convergent boundary between the Nazca and South American plates which are converging at a rate of approximately 80mm / year. The dense oceanic crust of
eruasion plate
It is on the great rift valley in Africa, which seems to be the splitting of the African plate seeing as there are no plate boundaries going through Africa.
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What Are Plate Boundaries?
The Earth is made up of various layers of rock. The outermost layer, known as the crust, is cool and is the layer that all living organisms inhabit; this layer is 5 to 10 km thick, to 35 to 70 km thick, depending on the location. The crust floats on top... More »
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Plate boundaries are located in lithospheric plates of the earth's crust. The three types of plates are convergent, divergent and conservative. You can find more information here: http://scign.jpl.nasa.gov/learn/plate4.htm
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