Junction - John Seach
A triple junction is a place of complex
tectonic plate interations.
It occurs when an oceanic ridge (spreading
plate boundary) crosses a subduction zone.
This results in a great variety of
Examples of Triple Junctions
Woodlark Basin (Solomon Islands)
Mendocino Triple Junction (NW USA)
Chile Triple Junction
Rivera Triple Junction (Mexico)
Kula-Faralon (Aleutian Islands)
Kula-Pacific Ridge (Japan)
Kavachi underwater volcano (Solomon
Islands) is an example of a volcano at a triple junction.
Copyright John Seach