Describe the difference between convergent and divergent plate?

1 Answer
May 15, 2018

Convergent plates come together, while divergent plates pull apart.


Convergent plates converge, or come together. The plates push against each other and build up. That's how mountains are formed.

Divergent plates diverge, or go away from each other. The plates pull away from each other, causing lava to spew out and develop new land.

Earthquakes are caused by movement among the tectonic plates.

Here's a simple diagram to demonstrate this concept:

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