Which tectonic plate has volcanoes?

The two types of plate boundaries that are most likely to produce volcanic activity are divergent plate boundaries and convergent plate boundaries.

Are volcanoes where tectonic plates meet?

Deep ocean trenches, volcanoes, island arcs, submarine mountain ranges, and fault lines are examples of features that can form along plate tectonic boundaries. Volcanoes are one kind of feature that forms along convergent plate boundaries, where two tectonic plates collide and one moves beneath the other.

What plate do I live on?

The North American Plate is a tectonic plate covering most of North America, Cuba, the Bahamas, extreme northeastern Asia, and parts of Iceland and the Azores.

What countries are in the Ring of Fire?

There are 15 countries in the ring of fire; Indonesia, New Zealand, Papa New Guinea, Philippines, Japan, United States, Chile, Canada, Guatemala, Russia, Peru, Solomon Islands, Mexico and Antarctica.

Where do the most violent earthquakes on Earth take place?

Over 80 per cent of large earthquakes occur around the edges of the Pacific Ocean, an area known as the ‘Ring of Fire’; this where the Pacific plate is being subducted beneath the surrounding plates. The Ring of Fire is the most seismically and volcanically active zone in the world.

Where do volcanoes mostly located on the map?

Sixty percent of all active volcanoes occur at the boundaries between tectonic plates. Most volcanoes are found along a belt, called the “Ring of Fire” that encircles the Pacific Ocean.

What are the 7 major and minor plates?


  • Indo-Australian Plate.
  • Antarctic.
  • Eurasian.
  • North American.
  • Pacific.
  • South American.
  • What is the relationship between plate boundaries and volcanoes?

    What is the relationship between volcanoes and plate boundaries? They are both tectonic faults.The volcanoes erupt in a cone with flow of magma while the plate boundaries may shift to push or overlap in folds to buckle and cause earthquakes or the lava to flow on surface.

    What are the nine major tectonic plates?

    There are 7 primary plates (Pacific, North America, Eurasia, Africa, Indo-Australian, Antarctica, and South America) that make up the majority of the earth’s surface and the Pacific Ocean. Then there are secondary plates such as the Caribbean, the Cocos, the Juan de Fuca, the Nazca, the Philippines Sea, and the Scotia.

    What type of plate boundaries make volcanoes?

    Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

  • Red Sea Rift.
  • Baikal Rift Zone.
  • East African Rift.
  • East Pacific Rise.
  • Gakkel Ridge.
  • Galapagos Rise.
  • Explorer Ridge.