What happens when two of earths plates slide past each other?
When two of the earths plates slide past each other they creat an earthquake and built mountain ranges.
The tectonic plates underneath the earths crust are moving, and these plates crash into, and slide against each other. These places where the plates meet are called fault lines. Since the plates are constantly moving, there is a lot of pressure between the plates, and eventually, it needs to be released in the form of an earthquake.