When oceanic and continental crust collide at a subduction zone one plate is

When oceanic and continental crust collide at a

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When oceanic and continental crust collide at a subduction zone, one plate is forced under the other. The angle at which the subducting plate descends is due to which of the following factors? -the age of the plate being subducted the density of the plate being subducted As oceanic crust is subducted below continental crust, which of the following factors most directly drives the melting that will fuel volcanoes at the surface? -water When oceanic crust is subducted beneath continental crust, partial melting can occur. Which of the following best explains why the resultant magma rises through the crust toward the surface? -The magma is less dense than the surrounding solid rock. A continental volcanic arc is formed when which of the following conditions exists? -A piece of oceanic crust is subducted below continental crust. Although new crust is being formed at divergent boundaries, Earth remains the same size. Which of the following statements provides the best reason for this? -An equal volume of crust is being consumed at convergent boundaries. As oceanic crust is subducted, it melts, forming a body of magma. When this magma rises and interacts with the overlying continental crust, what change occurs in the composition of the magma? -The silica content of the magma increases. The formation of the Himalaya and the Tibetan Plateau was caused by which of the following events? -There was a collision of two pieces of continental crust at a subduction zone.
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