How did Hawaii originate?

The Hawaiian Island Chain is formed from volcanism created by a 'hot spot' in Earth's mantle. The oceanic crust continues to move in relation to the fixed hot spot, thus creating an arc shaped chain of islands.
The Hawaiian Island Chain is formed from volcanism created by a 'hot spot' in Earth's mantle. The oceanic crust continues to move in relation to the fixed hot spot, thus creating an arc shaped chain of islands.