Types of Plate Boundaries in California
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Types of Plate Boundaries
Divergent Boundaries:
Two plates pull apart
Convergent Boundaries:
Two plates push together
Transform Boundaries:
Two plates slide horizontally against one another
Plate boundary zones:
Sometimes boundaries are not well defined, especially if they involve more than two plates.
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Plate Boundaries in California
Transform boundary between the Pacific and North
American plates along the San Andreas Fault
Convergent boundary at the Cascadia Subduction Zone
Convergent zone at the bend in the San Andreas
Divergent boundary at the Brawley Seismic Zone
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