Where do volcanic eruptions generally occur? Give one example.
 

Asked by sanu123736 | 7th Jun, 2015, 02:50: PM

Expert Answer:

Earth's volcanoes occur because its crust is broken into 17 major, rigid tectonic plates that float on a hotter, softer layer in its mantle.Therefore, on Earth, volcanoes are generally found where tectonic plates are diverging or converging. For example, a mid-oceanic ridge, such as the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, has volcanoes caused by divergent tectonic plates pulling apart; the Pacific Ring of Fire has volcanoes caused by convergent tectonic plates coming together. 

Answered by Shubhali Kulshrestha | 8th Jun, 2015, 02:02: PM

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