Divergent boundaries: When two plates move away from each other. Convergent boundaries: When two plates move toward each other. Transform boundaries: When plates move past each other. Types of boundaries Video A type of a collision The Himalayan Mountain Range is an example of a continental-continental plate collision.
At convergent boundaries that involve two continental plates, the plate tectonics is a bit more complex than in the other two types of convergent boundaries. Since two continental plates are colliding, subduction becomes questionable as the difference in density between the plates is usually quite low.
Video: Plate Boundaries: Convergent, Divergent, and Transform Boundaries In the theory of plate tectonics, the earth's crust is broken into plates that move around relative to each other. As a result of this movement, three types of plate boundaries are formed: divergent, convergent, and transform boundaries.
Effects of a convergent boundary between an oceanic and continental plate include: a zone of earthquake activity that is shallow along the continent margin but deepens beneath the continent; sometimes an ocean trench immediately off shore of the continent; a line of volcanic eruptions a few hundred miles inland from the shoreline; destruction of oceanic lithosphere.
Oceanic-Oceanic Convergent When one Oceanic plate subducts another Oceanic Plate forming volcanic islands and trenches. Shane Shurock and Barret Dolan Effects: The effects are deep earthquakes, an oceanic trench, a chain of volcanic islands, and the annihilation of oceanic lithosphere.