In plate tectonics, a subduction zone is where two plates meet. One plate, the heavier (usually an oceanic plate) slides under the other (the lighter). This makes it a prime site for earthquakes and volcanos. This is a destructive boundary. Retrieved from "https://gcse.wikia.org/wiki/Subduction?oldid=4128" Categories: Geography Plate tectonics Add category Cancel Save Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.