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ConcepTest: Convergent Boundary

ConcepTest questions by David McConnell, David Steer , Walter Borowski, Jeffrey Dick, Annabelle Foos, Jeffrey Knott, Alvin Konigsberg, Michelle Malone, Heidi McGrew, Kathie Owens, and Stephen Van Horn

Question:

The figures below show the location of a plate boundary (dashed line) and the distribution of earthquake foci (filled circles). The color of the filled circle indicates the depth of the earthquake focus. Given the distribution of the foci, which figure best represents a convergent plate boundary between two oceanic plates?

a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

Convergent Boundary Figures

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Subject

Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geophysics

Resource Type

Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests

Special Interest

Hazards

Grade Level

College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level

Ready for Use

Ready to Use

Earth System Topics

Solid Earth:Plate Tectonics

Topics

Tectonics, Geophysics