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No. Mars does not have plate tectonics. The volcanoes on Mars are the result of hot spots.


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According to the theory of plate tectonics, when plates move together volcanoes form.ANS2:Where plates collide, mountains form. Where a plate is subducted (is pushed under another plate), volcanoes form on the other side of the subduction zone.

Since Mars lacks plate tectonics, the volcanoes were probaly formed by hot spots. These are areas where extra hot mantle material wells up and collects beneath the crust where some of it melts and rises through the crust to form volcanoes.

Volcanoes form as a result of plate tectonics. When plates are pushing, pulling, and grinding they cause volcanoes. Magma that reaches the surface of the earth produces volcanoes where plates collide or spread apart. Sources: My science book and my great brain.

There are two reasons for this. First, Mars has weaker gravity than Earth does, allowing higher mountains. Second, Mars does not have plate tectonics. The volcanoes on Mars likely form over hot spots, as do some of the volcanoes on Earth. Volcanoes at Earth's hot spots get carried away by moving tectonic plates, which limits their growth. The volcanoes on Mars stay in place and so can grow for much longer.

Plate tectonics form the continents, oceans, and mountains.

Plate Tectonics push together and form magma witch causes a volcano

Yes, the singular form is normally plate tectonic or tectonic plate so the plural would be plate tectonics or tectonic plates. Dumb crap.

Plate tectonics form volcanoes, which release large amounts of water vapour everyday. Water vapour contribute the most to global warming. When volcanoes erupt, large amounts of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide are released into the air.

Plate tectonics affect the Earth's surface in many ways. It forms either mid-oceanic ridges or rift valleys. It also forms compressional boundaries, and it causes volcanoes to form and earthquakes

It could form Volcanoes if both plates are Oceanic. If both plates are continental they would form mountains. If there is one of each they form both.

They form near plate boundaries.

Stromboli is part of what is called the Calabrian Arc of volcanoes. The Calabrian Arc volcanoes were formed by the subduction of the African tectonic plate under the Eurasian tectonic plate. The African plate is sliding under [subduction] the Eurasian plate. Check links and related topics below.

Because the lithospheric ocean plate moves with plate tectonics over the stationary mantle based hot spot, forming a series of volcanoes.

No. About 10% of volcanoes on Earth form at hot spots away from late boundaries. Additionally, the planets Venus and Mars and Jupiter's moon Io have volcanoes but do not appear to have tectonic plates.

volcanoes form along a mid-ocean ridge and at a diverging plate boundary many of the volcanoes are around the pacific plate

where plate tectonics meet, plate tectonics come together and form a volcanoe, and there are masses of magma in "pockets" and once it hits a certain pressure, they erupt. there is a place near Indonesia called the "ring of fire" and there is a huge chain of volcanoes there. hope this helped

When tectonic plates come together or go under or over each other, forms a volcano. that what tectonic plates do form volcanoes!!! Thank you

because it is all about the plate tectonics or tectonic plates. It also only occurs in hot spots. Like Hawaii.

it causes it to form mountains

In most cases, neither. Most earthquakes are the result of plate tectonics and most volcanoes form from plate tectonics as well, but one does not usually cause the other. However, volcanoes can and do cause earthquakes, espcially if they are getting ready to erupt. On rarer occasions, earthquakes have been suspected of triggering volcanic eruptions.

Volcanoes may form where two oceanic plates collide or where an oceanic plate collides with a continental plate.

Convergent boundaries produce volcanoes. Volcanoes form when an oceanic plate and a continental plate converge, causing the oceanic plate to subduct. The subduction causes a magma chamber to form which feeds the volcano when it erupts.

yes most volcanoes do from near colliding plate boundries

Plate tectonics is about thin oceanic plates knocking against larger continental plates. When both plates are pushed against each other by thermal actions of the underlying magma then the oceanic plates goes under the continental plate. As it is pushed down it melts and forms magma that rises to the surface and the magma pushes its way through the continental plate and creates volcanoes. The more the oceanic plate is pushed under the continental plate, the greater the potential for more volcanoes and more volcanic activity. Volcanoes can occur under the sea when two oceanic plates come together as well. This action can cause volcanic islands to form.

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