Plate Boundaries

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Divergent (constructive) Boundary
DIVIDES = moves apart = creates new land
Convergent (destructive) Boundary
COLLIDES = 2 plates collide = heavier plate sinks under lighter plate = destroys land
Conservative Boundary
SLIDES = 2 plates move past each other and neither moves up or down
Earthquakes
created when pressure builds up due to plates rubbing against eachother, release of tension creates earthquake
Trench
deep valley created when lighter oceanic plate collides, then subducts under heavier continental plate