Tectonic plates are pieces of Earth's crust and uppermost mantle,
together referred to as the lithosphere. There are three types of tectonic
plates, divergent, convergent and transformative plates.
A divergent plate is a plate which moves away from each other usually
causing a volcano to form and then erupt over time.
A convergent plate does multiple things. Firstly, convergent plates push
together and either rise up creating mountains or one is submerged under
the other causing a volcano to form.
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Transformative plates are two plates that move against each other,
building up tension, then releasing the tension in a sudden and often
violent jerk. This sudden jerk creates an earthquake.
tectonic plates are responsible for many natural disasters and they
continue to shape our world every day.