Where Do Volcanoes Form?


Volcanoes usually form deep within the earth when rock from the mantle melts and gathers enough pressure to move towards the surface. The force that brings the rock to the surface leads to an eruption that is often disruptive.
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Volcanoes form on the ring of fire on the tectonic plates in the Atlantic Ocean so if you go further and further into the Atlantic Ocean there won't be volcanoes. And also on places
Volcanoes form in areas where there is a shift in the Earth's plate...
Volcanoes can form at the boundaries of plates or in the middle of plates. At a boundary formed by separating plates, volcanoes can be created when molten rock flows to the surface
all of the above.I am surprised that learning is no longer taught in schools.
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Most of the 600-plus active volcanoes on Earth are associated with the boundaries of the tectonic plates.
They are especially common in subduction zones, which occur when one plate dips beneath another.
Volcanoes form around the edges of the Earth's plates. They are found in many places, but they also follow a pattern. An eruption or other volcanic activity happens when the plates shift, when there is a hot spot or when one plate lowers below another. You can find more information here: http://library.thinkquest.org/10136/volcano/volctq.htm
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