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Quick question about plate boundaries. How come we dont need to know what happens at a divergent oceanic-continental? Is it because none of them exist?

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Well you only need to know about divergent plates as a continental-continental divergent plate would have the exactly the same thing happen at a oceanic-continental divergent plate.
Eg a volcano
But when I done a level geography last year - I’m now studying geology at uni - the theory for tectonics was useless and no questions are ever asked on it - it’s all about development, governance etc the later topics in the chapter so don’t stress if you don’t understand all the theory behind it
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Well you only need to know about divergent plates as a continental-continental divergent plate would have the exactly the same thing happen at a oceanic-continental divergent plate.
Eg a volcano
But when I done a level geography last year - I’m now studying geology at uni - the theory for tectonics was useless and no questions are ever asked on it - it’s all about development, governance etc the later topics in the chapter so don’t stress if you don’t understand all the theory behind it
Ok thanks. I was looking at a revision guide though and they don’t seem to have an example of this boundary.
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Hi all
Quick question about plate boundaries. How come we dont need to know what happens at a divergent oceanic-continental? Is it because none of them exist?

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I'm not aware of any that exist - divergent plate boundaries will tend to generate oceanic crust if they exist for a significant amount of time so it would be quite difficult to get an oceanic-continental divergent boundary.
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