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Secondary II • 10mo.

During subduction is the volcano formed then explodes?

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    Team Alloprof • 10mo.

    Hey!

    Thank you for reaching out. 

    A subduction zone is created when two tectonic plates collide. When it happens, the plate with the highest density goes towards the mantle where it melts, and the other plate stays on top. Magma may come out at the collision site creating a volcano. 

    Hope it helps! 

    Let us know if you have other questions! 

    Emilie


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