OdysseyWare Earth Science Unit:3 Dynamic Structure of Earth
area where tectonic plates meet and push against each other
area where tectonic plates are moving away from each other
area along plate boundaries and ridges where the crust of the lithosphere is fractured
area where an oceanic plate sinks into the asthenosphere under another plate
area where tectonic plates slide sideways past each other
The type of tectonic plate boundary that occurs when two plates are colliding into each other is known as a .
A transform boundary occurs where two tectonic plates _____.
grind along each other
When two oceanic plates collide, it creates a _____.
The Mid-Atlantic Ocean Ridge is an example of a _____.
The area where one plate sinks into the asthenosphere underneath another plate is known as .
a subduction zone
Which of the following convergent boundaries would most likely create a non-volcanic mountain range?
The type of plate boundary that causes tremors and earthquakes in California is .
a transform boundary