The big Hawaiian island is the only one with active valcanoes because it is over the hotspot that made the islands and the rest moved away from the hotspot
The Hawaiian Islands formed over a hotspot in the Pacific Ocean, where magma formed a column and rose through the Earth's crust, causing volcanic activity. The hotspot stays fixed as the Earth's plates move over it, which is why, currently, no island but the Big Island experiences volcanic eruptions.
The island of Hawaii experiences volcanism because it is located above a hotspot in the mid pacific.
I believe this is Iceland, however it is not necessarily a hotspot as such, as notable hotspots do not occur on plate boundaries. An example of a hotspot is under Hawaii and neighbouring islands.
Hawaii is one of them. Hawaii is one of the major hotspots, in fact Hawaii itself and the islands connected with it are all hotspot volcanoes. hope this helps
False! The island of Hawaii experiences volcanism because it is located above a hotspot in the Earth's mantle.
As the pacific tectonic plate moved over the hawaiian hotspot, the island chain of Hawaii was created. as the hotspot burns through the pacific plate, creating a magma chamber, volcanoes are formed. And through these eruptions, land is created from the solidified lava.
The island of Hawaii was formed by volcanic activity over a period of thousands of years.
The Hawaiian-Emperor island chain consists of volcanic seamounts formed over a "hotspot" below the constantly-moving Pacific Plate. The spot is located just SE of the big island of Hawaii (which continues to grow from the magma released under it). The hotspot has existed for at least 82 million years. The "newest" island to form over the hotspot is the Lo'ihi Seamount, which began to grow about 400,000 years ago and is still about 3000 feet underwater. It is expected to reach sea level in about another 100,000 years.
The youngest Hawaiian island is the one directly over the hotspot and their age increases as they move further away.
In the State of Hawaii, the Easternmost island is the island of Hawaii. known as "The Big Island".
The island of the state of Hawaii that is known as the big island is the Island of Hawaii. There are eight major islands in the state of Hawaii.
Hawaii is an island itself. There is a slight confusion between Hawaii the island and Hawaii the state.
Hotspots are located all over the world. Two famous ones are the Hawaiian Islands and Yellowstone National Park in Montana. The Hawaiian Islands are formed when the Pacific plate moves over the hotspot. When the lava spews out from the hotspot, a volcano forms over the hotspot. When the plate shifts, the volcano is moved and becomes dormant. The hotspot then just creates a new volcano. The biggest volcano in Hawaii is Mauna Loa, and the youngest is my personal favorite, Loihi.
89% of the USA has coverage from a Verizon Wireless internet service hotspot. There are over 300 hotspots; the majority of which are based in the eastern and central states. Hawaii has 5 hotspots.
The islands of Hawaii have been formed from lava flowing up from the seafloor in the central Pacific. This "hotspot" has stayed in the same place as the ocean floor slowly moved NW due to crustal spreading. As each island moved away from the hotspot, it lost the supply of new lava from below. Only the volcanoes of the "big island" (Hawaii) and a smaller underwater seamount (Loihi) are currently spewing new lava. Eventually the big island's volcanoes will also stop as it moves off the hotspot after a few thousand years.
The location of the 5 major volcanoes in the state of Hawaii:Loihi - island of HawaiiKilauea - island of HawaiiMauna Loa - island of HawaiiHualalai - island of HawaiiHaleakala - island of Maui
The Big Island of Hawaii, or just Hawaii.
A hotspot under the volcano built Mauna Loa as well as the rest of Hawaii. Magma was forced out of the hotspot and onto the surface of the ocean. It eventually built up into a mound and over time became a mountain.
It's not on a boundary. It's on a hotspot, similar to Hawaii.
The Island of Hawaii is the largest Hawaiian Island.
The island of Hawaii aka The Big Island
The island of Hawaii- known as the Big Island.
Hawaii is an Island State.
Known locally as "The Big Island", the largest island in the State of Hawaii is- Hawaii.