Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHomework Help · 8 months ago

Is Hawaii on a plate boundary? Why are there volcanoes there?

Help, this is from my homework question

4 Answers

  • 8 months ago
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    Hawaii is right in the middle of the Pacific plate.  But it's over what's called a 'hot spot', a place where magma comes up out of the ocean floor.  Kind of like a subterranean volcano.  If you look at the Hawaiian Islands you can see they're a chain.  As the plate moved over the hot spot in the last several million years, it burned several holes through the plate and formed several volcanic islands. 

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    no, it's over a hot spot in the Earth's crust.  now google that.

  • 8 months ago

    no, Hawaii is not. There is a plume in the mantle and through the Earth's crust that created the entire chain of islands from Midway to Hawaii

  • Matt
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    Google geological hot spot

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