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2. Why is magma created as the plume rises

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

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. Where can a hotspot create plumes

  • Close to or on plate margins
  • Close to and on plate margins and in the centre of plates
  • In the centre of plates (Intra Plate)

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