The Caribbean tectonic plate is mainly oceanic and is located off the east coast of central America.
The northern boundary with the North American plate is transform or strike-slip. The eastern boundary is a subduction zone. The southern boundary is complex and is partly the result of transform faulting, thrust faulting and subduction.
|Netherlands Antilles |Dominica | |Saba |Morne aux Diables | |The Quill |Morne Diablotins | |Saint Kitts and Nevis |Morne Trois Pitons | |Liamuiga |Morne Watt | |Nevis Peak |Morne Patates | |Montserrat |Martinique | |Soufriere Hills |Pelée | |Guadeloupe |St Lucia | |Bouillante |Qualibou | |Soufriere Guadeloupe |Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | |Grenada |Soufrière St. Vincent | |St. Catherine | | |Kick-'em-Jenny | |
Types of Volcanoes
Volcanologists have classified volcanoes into groups based on the shape of the volcano, the materials they are built of, and the way the volcano erupts. The groups are:
• Composite Volcanoes (also...
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