At present, the Apulian and European plates are still converging.
Continental collision is still going on, with the Apulian and European plates still converging.
This formed an area in what is now Northern California, where the plates converged forming a Mélange.
It is where three gigantic plates of the earth's rigid surface are converging.
These two plates converge at 3-4 centimeters per year at present.
When two plates with oceanic crust converge, they typically create an island arc as one plate is subducted below the other.
Their findings explain why there is no evidence of a split south of the rift zone: in this area, the two plates are converging.
The two plates are converging towards each other at a rate of about 78mm per year.
Here the plates converge much more obliquely, exhibiting transpression instead of subduction.
As these two plates converge, it drives the Nazca plate with massive movements called megathrust earthquakes.