• Transform faults are the site of massive earthquakes.
  • The world’s best known transform fault is the San Andreas Fault in California.
  • At this fault, the Pacific and North American plates grind past each other.
  • Transform plate boundaries are common as offsets along mid-ocean ridges.
  • They are very small compared to transform faults on land.
  • At divergent plate boundaries, new oceanic crust is formed.
  • At convergent boundaries, old oceanic.
  • crust is destroyed.
  • But at transform plate.
  • boundaries, crust is neither created nor destroyed.
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