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Shield volcanoes are not hot spots but they are associated with them. However, such volcanoes can also form at rift zones.

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They occur over hot spots

at hot spots(a place where volcanoes are very active)

hot spots and convergent boundaries

Shield volcanoes can be found in any setting where magma can reach the surface, but most are found on oceanic plates. They are usually situated on hot spots, such as Kilauea, Mauna Loa, and Mauna Kea in Hawaii. Since hot spots are not associate with plate boundaries, plate boundaries would not be important when determing locations of shield volcanoes.

Volcanoes can be found at hot spots, but most volcanoes are not. The majority of volcanoes on Earth are near plate boundaries.

Volcanic activity over hot spots on the ocean floor form islands. Magma rising from hot spots congeal from basaltic lava flows forming Shield Volcanoes which over time grow into islands.

All Volcanoes are formed at weaker spots in the tectonic plates. The weak spots are usually near the edges of plates, and most volcanoes are formed there. Sometimes though, plates move over hot spots, and if a weak area of the plate is over that hot spot, a volcano (shield volcano) might form.

Cone volcanoes which are likely to erupt explosively are found at subduction zones. Spreading zones (constructive plate boundaries) and hot spots produce quieter volcanoes because their lava is thinner. The ones at hot spots are shield volcanoes.

No. Most volcanoes are associated with plate boundaries rather than hot spots.

It can be. They are formed at hot spots sometimes so they become inactive as the plate moves. The Hawaiian Islands are a good example of Shield volcanoes over a hot spot.

Yes, it is not uncommon to find volcanoes at hot spots.

The shield volcanoes form when lava is very hot and has little gas and silica.

the right answer is because hot spots is were magma leaks up into cracks in the earth and creates volcanoes

Volcanoes associated with hot spots include the volcanoes of Hawaii, the Canary Islands Mount Erebus, the Yellowstone Caldera and Iceland, which has volcanoes due to a combination of a hot spot and a plate boundary. There are many other hotspot related volcanoes.

Yes; hot spots are huge columns of hot mantle material rising from a great depth. New volcanoes form and old volcanoes become extinct as plates move over the hot spots.

Shield volcanoes would form where the lava is very hot, has little gas, and little silica.

AnswerShield volcanoes are found along divergent plate boundaries where two plates pull apart and lava flows into the gap to form a volcano.Shield volcanoes are also formed at hot spots. A hot spot is an area of persistent volcanic activity. Hot spots originate at unusually hot areas of the mantle-core boundary. Overlying mantle melts forming plumes of magma that rise and penetrate the crust forming volcanoes. Hawaii, Iceland, and Yellowstone are examples of hot spots. The trace of a hot spot appears as a chain, such as an island chain. As the overlying plate moves one volcano off the hot spot, another is formed. The Hawaiian Island Chain is an example.

Hot spot volcanoes such as those in Hawaii and the Yellowstone Caldera form as a result of extra hot material rising from deep within the mantle. While most volcanoes can only form near plate boundaries, hot spot volcanoes can form in the middle of a tectonic plate. Unlike at subduction zones, which are generally associated with stratovolcanoes, hot spots that form under oceanic crust typically produce shield volcanoes. Hot spots under continental crust can be more complicated and have produced every variety of volcano.

flood basalts and volcanoes

Not necessarily. Shield volcanoes are volcanoes, but not all volcanoes are shield volcanoes.

Which volcanoes are located at hot spots

The landform region that are formed by volcanoes are called hot spots.

A hot spots is not something you find on a volcano. Some volcanoes form on hot spots. A hot spot is an area where mantle material that is hotter than the surrounding material rises up and gathers beneathe the crust. Ome of this melts into magma and rises to the surface to form volcanoes. About 10% of volcanoes are the result of hot spots. The rest are formed at plate boundaries. The most well-known hot spot volcanoes are the Hawaiian volcanoes.

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