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Three types of plate boundary
Three types of plate boundary
Divergent boundary
Divergent boundary
Convergent boundary
Convergent boundary
Transform boundary
Transform boundary

Tectonic plate interactions are classified into three basic types:[1]

Divergent boundaries

Main article: Divergent boundary

Plate tectonics map
Plate tectonics map

Convergent boundaries (subduction zones)

Main article: Convergent boundary

Orogenic belts

Main article: Orogeny

See also: List of orogenies

Transform boundaries

Main article: Transform fault

See also

References

  1. ^ "Tectonic Plates and Plate Boundaries". GNS Science. Retrieved 2014-09-12.