What are the type of volcanoes found on the Pacific Ring of Fire and how were they formed?

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Matt Share
May 26, 2016


Many of the mountains in the Ring Of Fire are cinder cones, and they are formed from tectonic plates pushing against each other.


Cinder cones are the most common volcanoes in the world, and they are what make up the Ring of Fire. There are large pieces of rocks on the mantle we call tectonic plates When the tectonic plates conjoin, they can put pressure upon the break in the plate. The pressure in the plate builds up over time. When the pressure gets to be too much, the plate gets pushed up over time, causing the plate to be pushed upwards, forming a volcano or a mountain.

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