The distribution of plates

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At which plate boundaries are volcanoes mainly found?
Destructive (composite volcanoes) and constructive (shield volcanoes)
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At which plate boundaries are earthquakes normally found?
Most plate movement will cause an earthquake, even if it is mild, due to the build up of pressure, but the most destructive earthquakes are found at conservative plate boundaries.
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What is the 'Ring of Fire'?
The distribution of narrow belts of earthquakes and volcanoes around the edges of the Pacific plate.
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True of false, tectonic activity is high along the west coast of North and South America?
True.
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Name 3 areas in the world where tectonic activity is common?
Along the edges of the Pacific Plate, where the African and South American plates are moving apart (the mid-atlantic ridge), where the Indo-Australian and Antarctic plates meet.
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At which plate boundaries are earthquakes normally found?

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Most plate movement will cause an earthquake, even if it is mild, due to the build up of pressure, but the most destructive earthquakes are found at conservative plate boundaries.

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What is the 'Ring of Fire'?

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True of false, tectonic activity is high along the west coast of North and South America?

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Name 3 areas in the world where tectonic activity is common?

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