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Heat Drives the System:
Transform Boundaries

At transform boundaries, neither plate is forced under the other. Instead, the plates slide along each other. The sliding motion is rarely smooth. Stresses build up and then are released?sometimes in the violent movement of an earthquake.

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Convection Currents
Mid-ocean Ridge
Continental Crust
Oceanic Crust
Subduction Zone