volcanic arc

A generally curved linear belt of volcanoes above a subduction zone, and the volcanic and plutonic rocks formed there.

Glossary of volcanic terms. - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. . 2001.

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  • island arc — GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS A curved chain of islands, generally convex towards the open ocean, which is bounded on its convex side by a deep oceanic trench (typically a subduction zone) and generally a deep sea basin (AGI, 1976, p. 234) …   Glossary of volcanic terms

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  • Coast Range Arc — Image of the Pacific Northwest. Red indicates the inferred boundaries of the Coast Range Arc. The Coast Range Arc was a large volcanic arc system, extending from northern Washington through British Columbia and the Alaska Panhandle to… …   Wikipedia

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