What would you like to do?
Archipelagos are usually volcanic, forming along island arcs produced by subduction zones (or hot spots). They formed by tectonic activities when a tectonic plate moves over a hot- spot. the lava gets pushed and when there is enough, it rises to the surface of the water. as it cools it forms a pile (an island). the volcanic activity then stops but the plate carries on moving. so when it starts again, a new island is formed.... There are other processes involved in their construction: erosion, deposition and land elevation.
31 people found this useful
Was this answer useful?
Thanks for the feedback!
the most common way srchipelagos are formed is though volcanic activity combined with tectoic movement
An archipelago is a group, chain or cluster of islands surrounded by a large body of water, usually the open sea.
Archipelagos are the countries or states that consists of many islands like Philippines and Indonesia.
A large group of islands.
The Aleutian Islands. They stretch over 1200 miles from the Alaska Peninsula to the Kamchatka Peninsula, across the Bering Sea. The two westernmost islands in the chain (Med…ny Island and Bering Island) are part of Russia.
I think it is two ocean plates colliding each other forming small islands
What islands were formed by a line of volcanos in the Hawaiian archipelago what island is the youngest?
The Island of Hawaii is the youngest of the "main" islands.
The largest Islands in Indonesia are: Borneo, Java, Sumatra and Sulawesi
There isn't one specifically regarding the Philippines nor any particular part of it.
no ,the country of panama is an ishtmus which joins the continents of north and south america
The islands of the long chain that extends from the Alaska Peninsula are the Aleutian Islands, named for the native Aleut tribes that still inhabit the state.
By Tectonic Collisions and Volcano Eruptions, which caused the Philippines to become an Archipelago...
through volcanic eruption
You likely mean either the Aleutian Islands or AlexanderArchipelago.