CASE STUDY: HAWAII, KILAVEA (HOTSPOTS)
- Kilavea is the world's most active volcano. It is part of a massive chain of powerful volcanoes, known as the Hawaiian Islands.
- It is a shield volcano, caused by overheating in the earth's crust (hotspot)
- These spots are called mantle plumes/hot spots.
- The Hawaii hot spot lies beneath the Big island of Hawaii.
- Sits on the Pacific plate, and this plate moves east at the rate of…
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