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Transform boundary vs Convergent vs divergent boundaries


 What is the major difference between the transform boundary and the convergent or divergent boundaries of plates?


The following are the major differences between the transform boundary, convergent, and divergent boundaries of plates:

Transform boundary:

When two plates slide horizontally and pass each other without disturbing them, such plate boundaries are called transform boundaries.

In the Transform boundary, the new crust neither formed nor the old crust destroyed.

An example of a transform boundary is San Andreas Fault Zone which is in Western North America.

Convergent boundary

Convergent boundaries are sites where plates move towards each other, and heavier plate sinks beneath another one and form a subduction zone.

On a convergent boundary in the subduction zone, the old earth's crust is destroyed.

Examples of Convergent boundaries are the rings of fire in the Pacific Ocean, and the Himalayan region[ convergence of Indian plate and Eurasian plate].

Divergent boundary

Divergent boundaries are sites where plates move away from each other.

A new crust is generated on the divergent boundary.

Examples of Divergent boundaries are the Mid-ocean ridge and the great rift in Africa.

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