Convergent boundaries come together(see picture below). This means that one plate will ram into and go either over or under the other plate. This will form mountains, such as the Himalayas in India, or the Andes in South America

List of major convergent earthquakes

  • Tōhoku earthquake in Japan. It occered in March 2011, and was a 9.0
  • The Cascades in North America. A large earthquake only occurs every 300-600 years, the last one being in 1700. It was a 9.0
  • Gujarat earthquake in India. It occered in 2001 and was a 7.7


Convergent faults are not found in the Coachella Valley.