Does the country contain any active volcanoes? Why or why not? Does the country contain any extinct or dormant volcanoes? Why or why not?
Canada currently has 21 active volcanoes, however, none of which have erupted since 1868. Some of these volcanoes include the Wells Gray-Clearwater, Atlin, Meager and Satah. Despite the fact that they haven’t erupted in 150 years, none of them are considered dormant. Instead, they are considered by professionals as ‘potentially still active.’ These volcanoes haven’t erupted in so long because the magma from the Earth’s mantle can no longer reach them. This occurs because over time, countries move. Canada has moved more and more towards the west over thousands of years. However, while this is happening, the supply of magma remains in the one spot, meaning that Canada is currently moving further and further way from its magma supply, resulting in less volcanic eruptions.
What is the earthquake history of the country? Explain this based on tectonic plate location.
Canada experiences many earthquakes in year, however, they are extremely small, and often go unfelt. The places which suffer the most and largest of the earthquakes are in the West Coast of Canada, including the British Columbia, the Cordillera region, and the High Arctic. This is because these places are on the very west edge of the country, closest to the tectonic plate boundaries. Following is a tale displaying five particular earthquakes which happened over a period of time in Canada.
Canada is a county in which many people don’t expect or hear of earthquakes and volcanoes, or any natural disaster, for that matter. This is often because the Canadian’s don’t experience these disasters very frequently. For many, many years, Canada hasn’t experienced many earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. The major disasters which occurred in Canada were mostly over a century ago. Today, Canada suffers such disasters only to a minimum.
Where is the country located (including tectonic plate location)?
Canada is a North American country which stretches from the continent of North America. It lies on the boundary between the North American plate and the Pacific plate. The North American plate also covers the vast majority of North America, as well as half of Iceland.
What is the size (area) of the country?
Canada is a large 9.985 million km².
Where are the nearest tectonic plate boundaries to the country? What types of boundaries are these?
Tectonic plate boundaries around the North American plate and the Pacific plate include the Juan de Fuca plate, a small, yet dangerous plate, which is a transform and convergent boundary, currently subducting under the North American plate.