how is plate tectonics used to describe the landscapes and natural hazards faced along the Pacific Coast?
how is plate tectonics used to describe the landscapes and natural hazards faced along the Pacific Coast of all three regions?
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A strike slip fault between the North American and Pacific Plates create an area that is prone to earthquakes. It also creates small coast ranges on either side of the the fault
further north, the Juan De Fuca Plate subducts beneath the North American Plate. As it subducts, the plate melts and the molten rock then rise to the surface and forms a chain of volcanoes. The North American Plate also rises above the Juan de Fuca Plate, this along with the volcanoes creates the Cascade Range
The region is also prone to severe earthquakes and tsunamisSource(s): ..