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Longview - Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, Volcanoes & Other Crustal Features

This Lib Guide will provide resources to aid in the study of the theory of plate tectonics and earthquakes, volcanoes and other features of the earth's crust/

Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics

Crustal Plate Boundaries

Crustal Boundaries

This diagram illustrates the three type of crustal boundaries.

Divergent Plate Boundary

Divergent Plate Boundaries happen where there is tension on the Earth's crust.

Transform Plate Boundary

Transform Plate Boundaries occur where there is shear present in the earth's crust.

Convergent Plate Boundary

Convergent plate boundaries happen where there is compression in the Earth's crust.

Convections Currents

Convection Currents provide the driving force for moving continents.