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plates part 2

plates

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Which plate boundary will you find these types of land formations: mountains, trenches, volcanoes, and island arcs? convergent boundary
Which plate boundary will you find these types of land formations: Rift valleys and mid-ocean ridges divergent boundary
Which plate boundary will you ONLY find earthquakes formed? transform boundary
A subduction zone is where two plates do what? Collide and one (the more dense plate) sinks down underneath the other
What drives plate tectonics? Convection Currents
What are the 3 plate boundaries? divergent, convergent, and transform
What is the name of the supermassive continent that formed 335 million years ago Pangea
What 2 factors increase that farther into Earth's interior you go? Temperature and Pressure
What type of rock makes up the oceanic crust? Basalt
What type of rock makes up the continental crust? Granite
Which is thicker: continental or oceanic crust? continental crust
What are the 3 layers of the mantle IN ORDER? Lithosphere, asthenosphere, and the mesosphere
Created by: rbeiter