Features of​ Plate Tectonics

Basic Features:
Earth is a warm planet where the heat leads to convection. The convection then controls the movement of plates, and as they move they interact. When there are interactions between plates they produce forces that build mountains, causes volcanoes, and creating ocean basins. An example of a force is compression force. Compression force creates mountains and volcanoes. When plate tectonics move they also realease seismic waves which we humans feel as earthquakes.

There are four types of mountains in the world, the fold mountains, fault block mountains, volcanic mountains and plateau mountains.

Fold Mountains:
With fold mountain, it's the most common type of mountain. For example this common mountain is found in South America in the form of the Andes mountain. As you see on the left, the Andes mountains are in sight. The process of forming this paritcular mountain, is when two plates collide their side start to crumble and then there, one fine fold mountain.

Fault Block Mountain:
When plate tectonics occur, the process of the Fault Black type of Mountain is when the plate tectonics move some materials that move the rock up or down. It then breaks into blocks and as they move they stack one on top of each other. Harz Mountain in Germany is a fault block mountain.

Volcanic Mountains:
When magma cools down on the surfiace, it forms a form of a cone and starts piling on laying rocks. An
Mount Pinatubo of Phillipines
example of a volcanic mountain is Mount Pinatubo in the Phillipines.

Plateau Mountains:
Plateau mountains are made from large flat areas pushed by forces within the earth or with layers of lava cooling down. Plateau mountains are located in New Zealand.