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A critical process at plate margins.

A critical process at plate margins.

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  • SUBDUCTION Oceanic Crust beneath Continental Crust Forming a range of coastal Volcanic Mountains
  • The Andes and the Cascades are 2 of the more well-known volcanic coastal mountain ranges...
  • SUBDUCTION Oceanic Crust beneath Oceanic Crust Forming an Arc of Volcanic Islands, or Island Arcs
  • Aleutian Islands of Alaska, and the island nation of Japan are examples of Island Arcs
  • The RING of FIRE is an area of Subduction Zones surrounding the Pacific Ocean where volcanoes numerous occur.