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Volcanoes are the vents where the earth is letting out molten magma from the hot interior of the earth. The magma is contained in huge pressurized chambers that are sealed up - usually. When the seal breaks the magma which is under intense pressure bursts through the opening - like when you pop a balloon with a needle. Or if enough pressure builds up it can just explode through the weakest point - like when you overinflate a balloon to the point of popping. Earthquakes are caused by the movement of the huge plates of the earth's crust along the top of the magma. At one end of a plate the magma is constantly being released - puching the plates apart at that point. At the other end, the plate material is being pushed underground deeper into the magma to be melted.The crust itself is pretty irregular. Sometimes the pressure from the movement of the plates gets "stuck" and sits for some time until the pressure from the expanding end of the plate overcomes the resistance and it breaks free suddenly. What should have been a steady 1-3 inches per year of movement can build up to moving 6, 12, 18 inches or more of movement in an instant causing an earthquake. The amount of sudden slip has a lot to do with the severity of the quake. The shockwave of such a massive quick movement ripples through the land outward from the center of the slip (epicenter). This shockwave can ooccasionally break open an otherwise sealed vent to a magma chamber allowing a volcano which was previously inactive to suddenly become active again.

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Q: What is the connection between volcanoes and earthquakes?
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Connection between earthquakes and volcanos?

One connection between earthquakes and volcanoes is that they all have to do with Plate Tectionics and they destroy things

How do volcanoes have a direct connection to earthquakes?

Volcanic eruptions cause local earthquakes but volcanoes do not have a direct connection to ALL earthquakes.

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What describes the relationship between earthquakes and volcanoes?

earthquakes and volcanoes are caused by the shaking of the earth. Both can cause damage.

What is the relationship between the locations of volcanoes and earthquakes with regard to faults?

Earthquakes and volcanoes are most common near the faults at plate boundaries.

Were is there no earthquakes or volcanoes?

THERE is no earthquakes or volcanoes in space or in europe

Are volcanoes cause of earthquakes?

No. Volcanoes can cause earthquakes, but they are not caused by earthquakes. Both volcanoes and earthquakes are commonly found at plate boundaries

How are volcanoes and earthquakes alike?

Volcanoes and Earthquakes are alike because both of them are on fault lines and sometimes there are volcanoes after earthquakes and earthquakes after volcanoes and they both sometimes even have tsunami's after them.

What can you infer about the relationship between earthquakes and volcanoes?

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Is there a relationship between the direction of movement and distribution of earthquakes?


Is there a relationship between the direction of the movement and distribution of earthquakes?


What can you infer the relationship between earthquakes and volcanoes?

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Do earthquakes cause volcanoes?

No but volcanoes often trigger earthquakes.

Is there a relationship between movement and distribution of volcanoes and earthquakes?

Volcanoes don't move. Earthquakes move tectonic plates, and are then pronounced "earthquakes". So, no, I'm pretty sure there isn't.

What is the relationship between volcanoes and Earth's moving plates?

When the plates collide they form volcanoes and earthquakes.

What is the connection between plate boundaries and earthquake and volcano sites?

A majority of earthquakes and volcanoes occur along plate boundaries because of the movement of tectonic plates.

Do volcanoes and earthquakes occur on the same plate boundaries?

Volcanoes and earthquakes have different causes and occur in different places. Earthquakes are associated with collisions between crustal plates, but volcanoes are associated with rising plumes of magma from the mantle.

Is a seismometer used for earthquakes or volcanoes?

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What are the simliarities between volcanoes and earthquakes?

they both make the ground rumble

Are earthquakes caused by weather?

There is no known link between earthquakes / seismic activity and weather.No. There is no known connection between earthquakes and weather conditions.

Is there a relationship between volcanoes and earthquakes?

Most volcanoes form along the edges of Earth's tectonic plates. Also most volcanic eruptions are preceded by earthquakes.

What are the primary dangers of volcanoes and earthquakes and earthquakes?

*volcanoes Earthquakes and vOlcanoes can cause much damage among an area if it's shaken to pieces.

Are earthquakes and volcanoes completely unrelated or could there be a possible connection?

Yes there is a connection because they are related to plate tectonics and both cause lots of damage

Are there any volcanoes or earthquakes in Iraq?

Iraq experiences earthquakes but does not have any volcanoes.