How do convergent boundaries affect the earth?

1 Answer
  • Earthquakes
  • Volcanos
  • Mountain Ranges


Convergent boundaries are two tectonic plates that move towards each other. Where they meet are called plate boundaries.

When the tectonic plates move closer at convergent boundaries, an earthquake will occur almost certainly as the plates grind against each other.

Most of the time, one plate moves underneath another at convergent boundaries which is called subduction . This causes magma to rush to the surface as there is no other place for the magma to go underground, which forms volcanos.

Other times, both convergent plates smash together or one moves above the other, which causes mountain ranges.