Is lava produced at a continent-oceanic convergent boundary, if so how?

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Nov 6, 2015

Answer:

Yes, through a process called subduction

Explanation:

When oceanic crust converges with a continental crust, the oceanic plate will fall underneath the continental plate, like so:

http://geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/parks/pltec/converge.html

This process is called subduction. Areas around subduction are called subduction zones. As the oceanic plate sinks deeper and deeper underneath the continental plate, the pressure and temperature rise dramatically - melting the crust above it and releasing magma up towards the surface.