In plate tectonics, this is when two plates move towards each other. This usually will result in mountains, and often one plate is subducted. The other types of plates are divergent (the move apart) and transform (they move side to side). ...
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..., it is when two tectonic plates are colliding with each other and one is being subducted (forced under) the other one. Earthquakes and volcanoes are common at these boundaries. These boundaries also... more
...m fault or transform boundary, also known as conservative plate boundary since these faults neither create nor destroy lithosphere, is a type of fault whose relative motion is predominantly horizontal... more