Friday, March 19, 2004

Earth, Types of plate boundaries

As explained earlier, there are three types of plate boundaries: divergent, convergent, and transform (or strike-slip). Plates move in opposite directions along the same line at divergent plate boundaries. These boundaries are located at mid-oceanic ridges (spreading ridges) such as the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the East Pacific Rise. Ridges of this kind are part of a worldwide

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