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What is a hot spot?
Crust moves over a hotter than normal spot in the mantle which creates volcanoes
What happens when a oceanic plate and continental plate collide?
The oceanic plate goes under the continental plate.
What is a oceanic plate?
It is made up of basalt, and is thin. The density is 3.01 g/mL
What is a continental plate?
It is made up of granite and is thick. It's density is 2.65 g/mL
What happens when plates move toward each other?
It converges creating trenches
What happens when plates move away from each other?
It diverges creating a rift valley.
What happens when plates rub against each other?
It creates transformation which causes earthquakes.
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