Figure 2.03. Schematic cross section of plate tectonics.

A simplified cross section of important features of tectonic plates and their interactions by José F. Virgil and Robert I. Tilling (Simkin et al. (2006) This Dynamic Planet). Volcanoes are shown at two types of divergent plate boundaries, two types of convergent plate boundaries, and at hot spots. Zoom and pan with your mouse or mousepad to look more closely at seleted areas.