# What are the 3 relative motion of the plates?

## What are the 3 relative motion of the plates?

Transform plate boundary, showing plates moving alongside each other. At divergent boundaries, plates move away from each other. At convergent boundaries, plates move towards each other. At transform boundaries, plates move alongside each other.

## What are 3 main types of plate boundaries and what is the relative motion between plates for each one of them?

Divergent boundaries — where new crust is generated as the plates pull away from each other.

• Convergent boundaries — where crust is destroyed as one plate dives under another.
• Transform boundaries — where crust is neither produced nor destroyed as the plates slide horizontally past each other.
• ## What are the 3 plate boundaries and describe them?

For example, sections of Earth’s crust can come together and collide (a “convergent” plate boundary), spread apart (a “divergent” plate boundary), or slide past one another (a “transform” plate boundary). Each of these types of plate boundaries is associated with different geological features.

## What is motion boundary?

The movement of the plates creates three types of tectonic boundaries: convergent, where plates move into one another; divergent, where plates move apart; and transform, where plates move sideways in relation to each other. They move at a rate of one to two inches (three to five centimeters) per year.

## What are three types of convergent boundaries?

Convergent boundaries , where two plates are moving toward each other, are of three types, depending on the type of crust present on either side of the boundary — oceanic or continental . The types are ocean-ocean, ocean-continent, and continent-continent.

## What causes the motion of the three types of convergent plate boundaries?

When two tectonic plates move toward each other and collide, they form a convergent plate boundary. There are three types of convergent plate boundaries: oceanic-oceanic boundaries, oceanic-continental boundaries, and continental-continental boundaries. Each one is unique because of the density of the plates involved.

## What are the different types of plate boundaries?

There are three types of plate boundaries: convergent, divergent, and transform boundaries. We can see the relative motion of these boundaries in cross-sections, or slices through Earth:

## What is an example of a convergent plate boundary?

A chain of volcanoes often forms parallel to convergent plate boundaries and powerful earthquakes are common along these boundaries. The Pacific Ring of Fire is an example of a convergent plate boundary. At convergent plate boundaries, oceanic crust is often forced down into the mantle where it begins to melt.

## What type of plate boundary is associated with displacement?

These plate boundaries are commonly associated with, and evolve as a consequence of, the accommodation of displacement along spreading ridges. The motion along a transform plate boundary typically occurs along major transform faults, which on continents are commonly referred to as strike–slip faults.

## What is the difference between divergent and plate boundaries?

Plate boundary zones — broad belts in which boundaries are not well defined and the effects of plate interaction are unclear. Divergent boundaries occur along spreading centers where plates are moving apart and new crust is created by magma pushing up from the mantle.

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