Misconception PTM142:

When a plate with continental plate material at its edge pushes into another plate, the continental plate material is always pushed downward (AAAS Project 2061, n.d.).

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PT038001

When two plates press together and one plate has continental plate material at its edge, the continental plate material is always pushed upward.

16%