• Plate tectonic processes create some of the world's most beautiful places.
  • Most mountains form along plate boundaries.
  • A few mountains may form in the middle of a plate.
  • Subduction of oceanic crust beneath a continental or oceanic plate creates a chain of volcanoes.
  • Tensional forces bring about block faulting.
  • This creates a basin-and-range valleys and mountains.
  • What are the mountains and basins called?
  • Why don't strike slip faults create mountains?
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