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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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Q: Did plate tectonics on Mars form the volcanoes on Mars?
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How were Mars' volcanoes formed?

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.


When plate tectonics cause cracks to form?

volcanoes can occur


Why are Mars' volcanoes so tall?

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.


How do volcanoes relate to plate tectonics?

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.


According to the theory of plate tectonics what may form where plates move together?

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.


How do plate tectonics contribute to global warming?

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.


What do plate tectonics form?

Plate tectonics form the continents, oceans, and mountains.


Why do oceanic hot spot volcanoes often form a long line of volcanic islands?

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


Why do oceanic hot-spot volcanoes often form a long line of volcanic islands?

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


Is plate tectonics the plural form of plate tectonics?

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


How does plate tectonics affect earth's surface?

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


What plate tectonics caused Stromboli to form?

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.


What happens when two plate tectonics converge?

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.


What process helps the formation of volcanoes?

Plate Tectonics push together and form magma witch causes a volcano


Are tectonic plate boundaries the only location where volcanoes form?

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.


What causes volcanoes to become extinct?

Plate tectonics. As the plates shift on the large ball of molten rock around the core, the surface plates move to form new volcanoes while the old ones are left behind and are nothing but mountains. A good example of this is Olympus Mons the largest volcano in the solar system. Because Mars is so small its core wasnt hot enough to have plate tectonics so the volcano kept growing until the planets core cooled down so much that it is no longer in a molten state.


Are earthquakes caused by volcanic activity or is volcanic activity caused by earthquakes?

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.


What do plate tectonics have to do with earthquakes?

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


Why do earthquakes and volcanoes form a pattern around the earth?

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


Where are volcanos most common?

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


How do plate tectonics make volcanoes erupt?

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.


What form does the crust do?

plate tectonics.


Why did volcanoes on Mars form where they did?

Early in its life Mars wasn't all too different from Earth. Most volcanoes on Earth form through tectonic activity (movement of crustal plates over the mantle), especially subduction. When an oceanic and continental plate collide, it sends the denser oceanic plate down toward the mantle, causing pressure that melts the rock into magma, eventually resulting in a volcano on the surface. Presumably the same or similar kinds of processes led to the development of the volcanoes on Mars. When we see volcanoes on Mars, its safe to assume they may have formed where they did because of the movement of Mars' continental and oceanic plates while the planet still had an active core.


Volcanoes form on what plate?

They form near plate boundaries.


How do plate tectonics make volcanos?

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.