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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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Explain why the eastern United States has relatively little tectonic activity compared to the western United States.

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The reason for the eastern United States has relatively little tectonic activity compared to the western United States.

Explanation

Western United States is located in an area where the major tectonic activities occur. The western part of the United States consists of a series of volcanic peaks, as in the Cascade Mountain ranges. The rocks in the western part of the United States are always subjected to the great deal of deformation, uplifting because of the colliding plates. The mountain ranges such as the Andes are formed by these processes...

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