The Distribution of Earthquakes and Volcanoes
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Colour code the statements
- those about The Distribution of Earthquakes and Volcanoes
- those about places which
do not have Tectonic Hazards (i.e. no earthquakes or volcanoes)
- those about plate boundaries and zones of activity
Can you name some of the types of Plate Boundaries (add these to the statements)?

 
Hawaii is a Hot Spot where volcanoes occur in the middle of a plate not on a Plate Boundary   The Cascade Range of volcanoes are in Washington State in the NW of the USA.
Volcanoes and earthquakes often occur in the same places and are usually found in long narrow belts   Volcanoes are found in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean forming  a line running from north to south.
The main zone of activity lies along the west coast of the Americas and among the islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans   Another belt goes down the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
Volcanoes and earthquakes happen along the west coast of North America   On the west coast of South America, the Nazca Plate and the South American Plate move together
There is a lot of volcanic activity on Iceland   One belt runs all the way round the Pacific Ocean and is called the 'Ring of Fire'.
A belt of volcanoes and earthquakes is located along the west coast of South America   The North American and the Eurasian Plates are moving away from each other.
Australia is located in the middle of the Indo-Australian Plate   Zones of activity are found around the edges of many of the world's plates.
The east coasts of North and South America are not close to zones of activity.   Many earthquakes happen in the Himalayan Mountains to the north of India.
The Eurasian and Indo-Australian Plates are moving towards each other.   No volcanoes or earthquakes are found on the east coasts of North and South America.
Another belt runs through the islands of the Indian Ocean.   The San Andreas fault in California has earthquakes and no volcanoes as two plates slide past each other.