32 Geologic Structures and Plate Tectonics

Elizabeth Johnson

Review: Motion at Plate Tectonic BOundaries

Please review Motion at Plate Boundaries for a summary of convergent, divergent, and transform plate boundaries and the relative motion of plates at each type of boundary.


Plate Tectonic Forces and Geologic Structures

Watch this video to learn about plate tectonic stresses and types of deformation of rocks:

Watch this video to connect plate tectonic forces to different types of folds and faults:

Convergent boundary = compression

Divergent boundary = tension

Transform boundary = shear


Question 20. Choose all that apply: Which structures occur at a divergent plate boundary?

  • Reverse Fault
  • Normal Fault
  • Transform Fault
  • Anticline


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