Tectonic Settings and Volcanic Activity


Title: Tectonic Settings and Volcanic Activity.
Caption: This animation details tectonic settings and associated volcanic activity in four situations: continental rift volcanism, continental volcanic arc formation, hot-spot volcanoes, and volcanic island-arc formation.
Keywords: volcanism, plate tectonics, tectonic plates, oceanic ridges, lithosphere, trenches, convergent plate boundary, convergent plate boundaries, subduction, continental volcanic arcs, island volcanic arcs, composite volcanoes, continental rifts, plateau basalts, flood basalts, divergent plate boundary, divergent plate boundaries, hot spots, mantle plumes, shield volcanoes