Asked by Carli Paucek in VolcanoesScience
Why is there a hot spot in the middle of the Pacific Ocean?
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Asked in Oceans and Seas, Volcanoes, Pacific Ocean
Which state was created over millions of years as the result of a hot spot in the Pacific Ocean?
Asked in The Azores
How are the Azores in the Atlantic ocean like the Mauna Kea in the Pacific ocean?
Asked in Earth Sciences
What is the cause of the volcanos on Hawaii?
Asked in Volcanoes, Geology, Oceans and Seas
Does the island of Hawaii experience volcanism because it is located above the mid pacific ridge?
No. The Island of Hawaii is located above a Hot Spot on the floor of the Pacific Ocean. That is a place where a plume of lava breaks through the floor of the Pacific ocean and pushes up mountains. The Pacific Ocean has other such Hot Spots. None are a big as that underneath the big island of Hawaii.
Asked in Plate Tectonics, Geology, Volcanoes
What plates collided to make Hawaii?
Actually, the Hawaiian Islands were not formed by plates colliding together. They are in fact in the middle of the Pacific plate. They were formed by a hot spot. A hot spot is a spot in the inside of a plate and magma rises up to the surface and becomes a volcano. The reason why there are multiple islands is because the Pacific Plate is moving. Once an island moves completely away from the hot spot it becomes an extinct volcano.
Asked in Kilauea
Did mount Kilauea form on a convergent or divergent boundary?
Asked in Oceans and Seas, Pacific Ocean
Weather event associated with the warming of the Pacific Ocean?
Asked in Physics, Chemistry, Volcanoes
What happens when a tectonic plate moves over a hot spot?
Which has a higher temperature - hot chocolate or Pacific ocean?