Geology Islands.docx - What are the probable causes of increase in number of islands in the country Elaborate accordingly Earthquakes and movement of

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. What are the probable causes of increase in number of islands in the country? Elaborate accordingly Earthquakes and movement of plates When plates collide or slide into each other, it can cause powerful earthquakes and in these process land surfaces rises and lead to the formation of islands that we see today. Seamounts or Underwater Volcanoes Being located in the pacific ring of fire, underwater volcanoes are common in the Philippines. These underwater volcanoes or seamounts might have erupted at some point, the lava and molten rocks are immediately exposed to sea water causing it to cool down turning it to solid rock, Multiple eruptions from multiple underwater volcanoes throughout the years is probably the cause of formation of most of the islands that are newly discovered in the Philippines Acquired 2. What are the possible effects of or impacts of this increase? Please explain in detail.
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