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What happens when a continental plate and an oceanic plate collide?



A. The continental plate slides under the oceanic plate
B. The oceanic plate slides along the continental plate
C. The continental plate is pushed up to form mountains
D. The two plates create a rift valley

This question is part of Physical Processes on Earth
Asked by Tylernunley, Last updated: Mar 25, 2020

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K. Myers

K. Myers, Blogger, Chicago

Answered Oct 11, 2018

When continental plate and oceanic plate collide the continental plate is pushed up to form mountains. The continental plate is less dense that the oceanic plate, this makes oceanic plate which is more dense subside under the continental plate.

The collision forms a subduction zone. The continental plate begin to create folds and faults, eventually a volcanic mountain is formed from the magma that comes up.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Jul 15, 2017

The continental plate is pushed up to form mountains
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John Adney

John Adney

Replied on Jul 15, 2017

Why dids you say that

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