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Please help me solve (c), (d) and (e).

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(a) Are all continental coastlines plate boundaries? Explain.
No, all continental plates aren't boundaries . from
there were multiple boundries
In
the
It IsBel active continental margins with a red A on the following diagram, and passive margins with a blue P.
The Pre beasidentified to help you get started.
The backsweat or lithosphere plates.
-Ridge
Transform
Kakoion zone
boundary
Juan
6, trasian Plate
de Fuca
Passive
Plate
Margin
North
American
Iran
Plate
P
Plate
Caribbean
Mid-
Arabian
Plate
Atlantic
Ridge
African
Plate
Bismarck
Cocos
Plate
Plate
Plate
African
Active
Plate
Margin
Pacific
Plate
Nazca
South
Australian-
Plate
American
Indian Plate
Plate
Antarctic
Plate
Plate
Scotia Plate
Plate
Boundary
Antarctic
Interior
Plate
Now look in more detail at the east and west coasts of South
Map of the South Atlantic Ocean floor and adjacent
America in the enlarged bathymetric and topographic map to
continents.
the right.
(c) How far is the easternmost point in South America from the
nearest plate boundary?
What
kind of boundary is it?
(d) How far is the westernmost point in South America from the
nearest plate boundary?
What
kind of boundary is it?
(e) Which coast of South America would you expect to have
the most frequent earthquakes?
Mid Atlantic Ridge
Volcanic activity?
Explain.
vit
1,000 km
2.6 ACTIVE VERSUS PASSIVE CONTINENTAL MARGINS

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