Kinds of Convergence Zones
In an a translational interface, two plates slides by one another
along a large scale fault. Since these are two large pieces of
rock, there is a great deal of frictional coupling that occurs.
Sometimes the plates get locked in some local region and great
deal of strain energy is stored in that region. Eventually,
the strain energy builds up to the point where the it is suddenly
released which creates a large scale earthquake.
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