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If an oceanic plate converges with a plate capped by a continent, the dense
oceanic plate subducts under the continental plate. If the two approaching plates
are both carrying continents, the continents collide and crumple but neither is ...
The dense, leading edge of a subducting plate pulls the rest of the plate along.
Plate density increases due to cooling, loss of low-density material, and pressure
transformation of minerals to denser forms. Trench suction Ridge push Flood ...
The San Andreas fault in California (figure 7.225) may be an example of a single
fault forming a plate boundary, but many geologists believe that ... For some
distance below the trench, the subducting plate is in contact with the overlying
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Introduction to Physical Geology
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