Select from the frequently asked questions below
- At a convergent plate boundary, when one plate is oceanic, there are large volcanoes.
- These volcanoes are found in lines that outline the subduction zone.
- Earthquakes also happen in these zones.
- Subduction of an oceanic plate beneath a continental plate forms a line of volcanoes known as a continental arc.
- Japan, Indonesia, the Philippine Islands, and the Aleutian Islands of Alaska are examples of island arcs.
- The Andes Mountains, along the western edge of South America, are a volcanic arc.
What would you look for in the geographic profile and in the earthquake and volcano data to know if two pieces of earth's surface are moving toward each other?