Category: Continental Rifting

Can Continental Collision Halt or Reverse Plate Direction at a Divergent Boundary?

The Earth’s lithosphere is composed of tectonic plates that are constantly moving and interacting with each other. At divergent boundaries, two plates move away from each other, resulting in the formation of new crust. The East African Rift System (EARS) is an example of a divergent boundary where the African plate is moving away from