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Physical Features

Mrs.Crossleys project!

Heather Wogan

on 21 April 2010

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Physical Features! The vast region of east Asia and southeast Asia extends from the mountains of Finland China eastward to the Pcific shores of Japan. The tallest mountains include the Himalaya and the Kunlan Shun. In the Pacific Ocean off of East Asia lies an arc, or curve of mountainous Islands.These Islands include Japan, which forms an Archipelago. Mainland southeast Asia is crossed by cordilleras. South and east Asia of the mainland are thousands of mountanious Islands.Part of the ring of fire, these Islands hold many active volcanoes. Earthquakes also challenge the Islands of South Asia. A great Tsunami in 2004 was caused by an earthquake on the Indian Ocean floor.The Tsunami killed more than 300,000 people. There is an abundant supply of energy resources in east Asia and the Southeast Asia. Several countries in the region use hydroelectric power to meet their energy needs. Dams on Japan's swift, short rivers provide hydroelectric power for that country. China has one of the largest iron ore deposits in the world. Chromium, manganese, nickel, and tungsten, which are used to make high-quality steel, are found in China and the Philippines. Myanmar, Indonesia, and Thailand have much teak. Mahogany from the Philippines is used in paneling and furniture. Volcanos are formed because the techtomic plates colide
and go down andthen the rise back up and form a mountian. Mountains are formed because the techonic plates colide and go up and thats what makes a mountain. Gorges dame they completed it in 2009 it looks different the what it did before if you want to see what is looked like you can go to page 367 on the top of the page. Before! After!
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