CASE STUDY: HAWAII HOTSPOTS

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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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