Asked in Caribbean Islands
Many of the Caribbean islands were formed by what type of tectonic activity?
What is the most southerly island of the windward group of islands in the Caribbean sea?
The most southerly island of the Windward Islands in the Caribbean Sea is Trinidad. There are 14 islands in this group and most were formed from volcanic activity. Barbados is essentially a huge mass of coral. ...
Asked in Plate Tectonics
What island nation was formed due to collision of several tectonic plates?
New Zealand, Iceland, Japan and Indonesia (strictly speaking an archipelago nation) and some caribbean islands all lie on geological fault lines where two or more tectonic plates meet. ...
Asked in Aruba
What are Aruba's volcanoes?
There are no volcanoes in Aruba. Specifically, there are volcanoes that erupt from the ocean floor since Aruba is in the Caribbean tectonic plate. In fact, the entire island is formed from volcanic activity of about 90-95 million years ago. Indeed, volcanic activity is what formed Hooiberg ("Haystack"), Aruba's highest and most famous point. ...
Asked in Cayman Islands
How were many of the world's islands form?
The manner in which Islands are and have been formed are as diverse and unique in many cases as the Islands themselves. As per the catagorisation of this question however, the Cayman Islands were formed by convergent tectonic plate movement. Geographically speaking they sit on the egde of the Cayman Trench. It is a trench hundreds of miles deep that runs between the Cayman Islands and Cuba. Further eleaboration would require a more specific focus as some Islands are formed due to volcanic...
What two types of mountains are formed by volcanic activity?
Volcanic activity can form fold mountains or block mountains. Fold mountains are formed when tectonic plates collide. Block mountains are formed when fault block shifts. ...
How are landforms formed?
Landforms are formed via a number of different processes. Tectonic activity: mountains and volcanoes including volcanic islands, rifts, sea floor, etc. Erosion: e.g. wave action creating coastal landforms like bays, sea cliffs, wave-cut platforms, caves, stacks, etc. Deposition: beaches, deltas, sandbars, etc. And many more, but basically by tectonic activity, erosion, and deposition, usually in various combinations, like a mesa formed by tectonic activity uplifting the land and erosion of the newly exposed strata shaping it. There are also biological activities, like the creation of...