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What happens when 2 tectonic plates collide?

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Answered 2011-03-03 00:43:50

when 2 tectonic plates collide it all depends on what type they are. If they are both osianic then the less dence one goes over the more dence one. If they are both continental then the collide and form a mountain.

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