Geography

Question

What happens when an oceanic and a continental plate collide?

2 Answer

  • At some convergent boundaries, an oceanic plate collides with a continental plate. Oceanic crust tends to be denser and thinner than continental crust, so the denser oceanic crust gets bent and pulled under, or subducted, beneath the lighter and thicker continental crust. This forms what is called a subduction zone.
  • Answer:

    The oceanic plate sinks below the continental plate.

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