Thu 17 Sep, 2015 09:17 pm
The geological & tectonics implications of variations in plate vector magnitude & orientation along the boundary between the Indo-Australia/Pacific plate?
*Could someone please explain this question, quite lost*
Any help is greatly appreciated
I think the boundary between the Australian and pacific plate is a mid ocean ridge. This is where oceanic crust is created and spreads outwards and is the reason behind why the Australian plate has such low earthquake activity.
If its a spreading (constructive) boundary, there will be a variable spreading rate along the boundary. This means there will be transform faults between the areas where the rate of spreading is different