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Do collision plate boundaries cause volcanoes?

Collision Margins
Where two continental crusts collide neither can sink. Instead they push into each other forcing material to be folded up into huge mountain ranges. Often this movement and pressure can cause earthquakes, but no volcanoes will occur on these boundaries.

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In this way, do conservative plate boundaries cause volcanoes?

Conservative plate margins When the pressure is released, it sends out huge amounts of energy, causing an earthquake. The earthquakes at a conservative plate boundary can be very destructive as they occur close to the Earth's surface. There are no volcanoes at a conservative plate margin.

what plate boundary causes volcanoes? Volcanoes are most common in these geologically active boundaries. The two types of plate boundaries that are most likely to produce volcanic activity are divergent plate boundaries and convergent plate boundaries. At a divergent boundary, tectonic plates move apart from one another.

Also question is, what happens at a collision plate boundary?

A collision margin occurs when two plates moving together are both made from continental crust. Continental crust cannot sink or be destroyed, and as a result the land between them is pushed upwards to form high 'fold' mountains like the Himalayas.

Are volcanoes formed when two continental plates collide?

If two tectonic plates collide, they form a convergent plate boundary. The new magma (molten rock) rises and may erupt violently to form volcanoes, often building arcs of islands along the convergent boundary.

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