Why do mountain form along plate boundaries?
Why do most mountains form along plate boundaries?
A CONVERGING BOUNDARY IS WHEN TWO PLATES COLLIDE . MOUNTAINS CAN FORM WHEN ONE PLATE FOLDS,TILTS,AND LIFTS UP. bet that helped
The three types of plate boundaries are: Convergent Boundaries - Where two plates are moving towards each other (Volcanoes and mountain ranges form at this type of boundary) Divergent Boundaries - Where two plates are moving away from each other (Rift valleys form and sea floor spreading occurs at this type of boundary) Transform Boundaries - Where two plates slide past each other (Crust is neither created nor destroyed, but earthquakes often occur along transform…
Several things are characteristic of plate boundaries. Mountain and volcanoes are common at converging plate boundaries, as well as faults and earthquakes. mid oceanic ridges form when the edges of oceanic tectonic plates spread appart from each other. Island arcs form near the edges of a subducting tectonic plate.
Volcanoes normally form at or near divergent tectonic plate boundaries or convergent boundaries where subduction is occurring. An example of a divergent plate boundary with significant volcanism is the Mid-Atlantic-Ridge. This is most obvious in Iceland. An example of a convergent boundary would be the subduction of the Nazca Plate beneath the South American Plate to form the Andes mountain range and the volcanoes in this area.
Stratovolcanoes are usually found along convergent plate boundaries where an ocean plate is pushed under another ocean plate or a continental plate (subduction zone). If you are referring to convergent boundaries in which neither plate is subducted but both are pushed up to form mountains, then my answer would have to be that it is very rare for a volcano to form at this type of boundary.