What does a convergent boundary look like?

1 Answer
Feb 22, 2016


A convergent boundary occurs when one plate slips under, or converges with another.


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If two forces are acting on two separate objects pushing them toward each other, one object will slide under while the other over. The two plates do not simply crush each other. Usually the plate with the greatest density slips on top of the plate with the lower density. Often the convergence of plates results in the formation of volcanos or other natural landforms such as mountains due to cracks in the the crust and land being pushed upwards.