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Island arcs are formed by the subduction of an oceanic plate beneath another oceanic plate. The oceanic plate that is subducted beneath the other plate melts as it is pushed down into the mantle and creates a source of magma. The magma rises and forms volcanoes which create the islands of the island arc. The Hawaiian islands are formed by a mantle plume which is roughly in the center of the Pacific plate. The plate is moving across the plume and the islands are being formed in a line as the plate moves. The Hawaiian islands don't count as an island arc because they are formed in a completely different process and because they are roughly in a line, not an arc.
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it is a string of islands formed above a deep ocean trench
The Hawaiian islands are "a group of volcanic and coral islands in the central Pacific Ocean coextensive with the state of Hawaii."
(Earth Sciences / Physical Geography) an arc-shaped chain of islands, such as the Aleutian Islands or the Japanese Islands, usually lying at the edge of a Benioff zone, indica…ting volcanic activity where the oceanic lithosphere is descending into earth's interior. Also usually curved chain of volcanic islands bounded on the convex side by a deep oceanic trench. Island arcs form in the overriding tectonic plates of subduction zones as the result of rising melt from the downgoing plate. The arcs are curved because of the curvature of the Earth. The Aleutian Islands, in Alaska, are an island arc. An island arc is a kind of volcanic arc. An island arc is a curved chain of volcanic islands.
CORRECTED: Aloha. Answer: There are primarily 7 Hawaiian Islands that comprise the State of Hawaii identified as follows:(01) Kauai (The Garden Isle) (02) Oahu (The Gatherin…g Place) (03) Maui (The Valley Isle) (04) Molokai (The Friendly Isle) (05) Lanai (The Pineapple Isle) (06) Hawaii (The Big Island) (07) Niihau (The Forbidden Isle) (08) Kahoolawe KAUAI "The Garden Isle" Kauai is a lush green island with long beaches and large gardens and is the oldest Hawaiian island in the tropical chain. OAHU "The Gathering Place" Home of world famous "Waikiki beach" and the state capitol Honolulu, Oahu is the most populated Hawaiian island, and also the most frequently visited. There are many historic military sites and of course many beautiful beaches and hotels. MAUI "The Valley Isle" In Maui there is plenty of nightlife to accompany the days pursuit of gorgeous beaches and huge volcanic craters. Is home to the world's tallest volcano "Haleakala Volcano" at some 10,000+ feet elevation. MOLOKAI "The Friendly Isle" Molokai is a small, quiet island with long, empty beaches. Home of Father Damiens (now Saint Damien) famous leper colony. LANAI "The Pineapple Island" Lanai is a very small and quiet island. Lanai is the ultimate hideaway and seclusive island good for relaxing. HAWAII "The Big Island" The Big Island is the newest and largest of the Hawaiian Islands. It boasts black, red and white sandy beaches; one of the most active volcanoes in the world (Kilauea); and 11 of the worlds 13 climate zones. It even snows at upper elevations here on the mountain tops. Niihau "The Forbidden Island" Unless invited you cannot stay on this tiny island. Kahoolawe A little island, minimally inhabited, off the coast of Maui. Hawaiian Island Chain Map:
There are 8 main islands in the Hawaiian Islands, and 136 or more in total. Many consist of small volcanic islets in a long chain from Hawaii to the French Frigate Shoals, and… as far as Midway Atoll.
CORRECTED: Aloha. Answer: HI is in the Pacific Polynesia; by plane... 5 hours 18 minutes southwest of Los Angeles, and, by comparison, 5 hours 23 minutes from Anchorage, Alask…a. okay no offence to u or anything but you should already know where the hawiian islands are but ther in the middle of the Pacific ocean ok!!!! okay no offence to you or anything but you should already know where the hawaiian islands are. They're in the middle of the Pacific ocean ok!!!!
Hawaii- known as "The Big Island"
The Hawaiian Island are created by hot spots. Hot spots are a peice of the mantle that has been thrust into the crust and contains magna. This creates an underwater volcano. T…he lava spewing out of the volcano rises to the surface and cools, creating land. This process continues until there is an island. Over time however, the tectonic plate that the island is on will move and the area will no longer be on top of the hot spot and it will slowly wither away. A new island will began to form in it's place.
There are the un-named, over 100 named island and eight "main" islands.
The Island of Hawaii is the largest island.
There are eight main Hawaiian islands. Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau, and Kahoolawe.
The largest Island is Hawaii. It is also known as the Big Island.