Explain the theory of plate tectonics.
It also belongs to the North American segment of the Pacific “Ring of Fire.” This is where the tectonic plate from the Pacific is forced under the North America plate....
Volcanoes occur on the tectonic plate boundaries.
The plate tectonic theory is a set of ideas, which seek to explain the formation of features such as valleys, mountains and the occurrence of earthquakes due to crustal movement. According to the theory, each continent is part of a large plate, which is rigid, but at times, moves leading to deformation. The Hawaii islands are a series of volcanic mountains that resulted from eruption of hot lava from the earth crust spilling on to the sea floor. Later, it cooled and formed the islands (Nelson, 2015). The largest parts of the islands are submerged in the sea and are not visible. This paper evaluates the formation of Hawaii Island and the seismic activities that triggered the formation of the islands.
A hazard can best be defined as a 'situation that poses a level of threat to life, health, property or the environment.' The overall impact of volcanoes as a natural hazard varies greatly from one place and timeframe to another....
This is when two tectonic plates are moving away from each other.
If you know why something happens it will be easier to predict future plate tectonic movement by looking for the signs of an approaching earthquake or volcanic eruption and so minimizing the danger by taking the actions necessary because so far it is impossible to stop them and if it were the earth would not be able to release its underground pressure and shake itself...
On the ocean floor the plates are spreading.
The distribution of facies within this formation suggests that extensional plate movements and the northward migration of basin subsidence were the controlling depositional factors (Giunta et al., 2000).
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Describe the main movement within the plate tectonics theory that shaped the form and composition of your selected region. Include regional features such as mountains, rivers, lakes, oceans, and deserts.