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2. Why is heat generated at the outer core/ mantle boundary

  • Heat from the Sun
  • Heat from the core
  • Possibly due a concentration of radioactive elements
  • Thermal currents

3. What are created soon as a result of submarine volcanic eruptions

  • Seamounts
  • Islands
  • Island Arcs

4. Why can some older volcanic islands become inactive

  • The plume from hot spot is stationary but the plate with the island moves so isn't fed new magma
  • The plume stops and no more magma rises
  • They eroded by the sea

5. Why is magma created as the plume rises

  • Its already there
  • Due to a fall in pressure (decompression melting)
  • The lithosphere melts

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