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  • earthquake
  • In spite of the rather limited historical data that prevents statistical analysis - an approximate estimate of the recurrence frequency of another great tsunamigenic earthquake is provided for the Eastern Mediterranean Basin region, based mainly on the kinematics of collision of tectonic plates. (drgeorgepc.com)
  • plates
  • As background information, it provides a brief overview of the seismotectonic characteristics of the Aegean and Anatolian micro-plates and their interaction with the African and Eurasian tectonic plates. (drgeorgepc.com)
  • Seamounts (underwater volcanoes) form when oceanic plates both converge (move toward each other) and diverge (move away from each other). (encyclopedia.com)
  • oceans
  • When Earth was new, the superheated gases within it (including carbon dioxide ) streamed out through countless volcanoes to form the original atmosphere and oceans. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Volcanoes are found both on land and under the oceans (where they are called seamounts). (encyclopedia.com)
  • Earth
  • The expedition mapped the Caribbean plate, an entire tectonic province of the Earth, encompassing approximately 22,700 sq nautical miles. (noaa.gov)
  • origin
  • Various theories regarding the origin of the Yellowstone "hotspot" (YS) have been proposed, e.g., the mantle plume theory of Canadian geologist J. Tuzo Wilson (Wilson, 1963) but usually credited to Princeton University geologist W. Jason Morgan (Morgan, 1971) , and the competitive plate tectonic theory of Donald Anderson (Anderson & Natland, 2005) . (scirp.org)
  • historical
  • Almost all of the historical eruptions of Pagan, which date back to the 17th century, have originated from North Pagan volcano. (wordpress.com)
  • Rock
  • Volcanoes born since 1900 include Shōwa Volcano on Hokkaido and Myōjin Rock off the Beyoneisu (or Bayonnaise) Rocks in the Pacific. (britannica.com)
  • A dense wave of superheated air and rock that moves as a fluid from an erupting volcano, sometimes crossing thousands of square miles of landscape. (encyclopedia.com)