What are hot spot volcanoes?


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2008-06-02 01:12:03
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Hot spot volcanoes are areas where magma from deep within the mantle melts through the crust above it.

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

Hot spot volcanoes are not associated with plate interactions.

It is above a "hot spot"

Magma from deep within the mantle melts through the crust which is what causes hot spot volcanoes to form

Hot spot volcanoes are not associated with plate boundaries except where the hot spot is coincidentally near one.

A hot spot develops above the plume. Magma generated by the hot spot rises through the rigid plates of the lithosphere and produces active volcanoes at the Earth's surface. As oceanic volcanoes move away from the hot spot, they cool and subside, producing older islands, atolls, and seamounts.

The cause of the volcanoes in Hawaii is a Hot Spot on the ocean floor. Magma flows from the Hot Spot and cools forming the Shield volcanoes that make up the Hawaiian islands.

A hot spot will often generate volcanoes. Many hot spots show a chain of extinct volcanoes in one direction, indicating that the plate moved over the stationary hot spot.

Hot spot volcanoes are found to have formed in the middle of Earth's plates. They originate deep in the mantle and rise as hot mantle plumes.

The Hawaiian island volcanoes can be described as shield volcanoes that are fed by a hot spot that is long-lived. The hot spot lies below the Pacific lithospheric plate.

The volcanoes of Hawaii, including Mauna Loa and Kilauea are associated with a hot spot.

Because it is located on a hot spot!

Boston was a hot place because there were a lot of volcanoes

Hot spot volcanoes are not associated with a plate boundaries. Hot spots can drive volcanic activity all by themselves.

A volcano forms over a hot spot when magma erupts through the crust and reaches the surface.

The plate that the volcano is on moves while the hot spot does not. The volcano is eventually carried away from the hot spot and no longer has a source of magma.

A hot spot trail is the result of a plate moving over a stationary hot spot. Only the volcanoes near the hot spot. Those away from it in the direction of the plate's movement are extinct. A volcanic island arc is a chain of volcanoes that forms at a subduction zone, where one oceanic plate slides beneath another. The volcanoes in such an arc will be largely active.

They are good examples of both shield volcanoes and hot spot volcanoes.

Hot spot volcanoes are not inherently different from other volcanoes. All volcanoes require a source of magma. For most volcanoes, this magma comes from processes that related to plate boundaries. At hot spots there generally is no plate boundary: just extra hot material moving up in the mantle.

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.

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.

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