Geography, volcanoes and earthquakes

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When is a constructive plate boundary formed?
When two oceanic plates are pulled apart
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What type of volcano is formed at a constructive plate boundary?
A shallow sided volcano
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When does a destructive plate boundary occur?
When the denser oceanic plate is subducted by the continental plate
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When does a conservative plate boundary occur?
When two plates slide past eachother
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What is a collision zone?
A type of destructive boundary, where two continental plates push together. Thjis pushes them upwards
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How are seisometers used to predict volcanoes?
They measure the Eaths tremors which will increase as the magma rises
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How is aircraft used to predict volcanoes?
They measure the amount of gas given off
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What type of lava does shield volcanoes give off?
Basaltic lava
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What type of volcano is formed at a constructive plate boundary?

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A shallow sided volcano

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When does a destructive plate boundary occur?

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When does a conservative plate boundary occur?

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What is a collision zone?

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