Plate Movement

The earth is divided up into many large moving plates that shift along their boundaries, causing earthquakes. Plates pull apart at divergent boundaries (red), collide at convergent boundaries (blue) and slide past one another at transform boundaries (yellow). Plate boundaries are the locations for most tsunami-producing earthquakes.

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