Ocean Continent Convergent Plate Boundaries
How Did the Island Arc Get Its Name
Q: How did the island arc get its name?
How did the island arc get its name?
A volcanic arc built on the continental crust is called a continental arc; when built on oceanic crust the volcanoes form an island arc. The volcanoes in an island arc are surrounded by water, but in a continental arc, are on land.
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