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1
Q

What is it called when plates collide and one sinks under the other?

A

Subduction or subduction zone

2
Q

What is formed when two continental plates collide?

A

Mountains

3
Q

What is formed when two oceanic plates collide?

A

Subduction zone, deep ocean trench, island arcs (volcanic islands)

4
Q

What is formed when an oceanic plate collides with a continental plate?

A

Subduction zone, deep ocean trench, volcanic arcs (coastal mountains)

5
Q

What is formed when two plates slide past one another?

A

a fault