• Question: Explain what happens at a destructive plate boundary.

    Asked by anon-174151 to Tim on 22 Jun 2018.
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      Tim Craig answered on 22 Jun 2018:

      At a destructive or “convergent” plate boundary, two tectonic plates are moving together. Usually, one is pushed beneath the other, and then descends down into the Earths interior. We often get mountain ranges along the ‘crumple zone’, and we get large earthquakes along the junction between the plates.