Is Hawaii on a plate boundary? Why are there volcanoes there?
Help, this is from my homework question
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 78 months agoFavorite Answer
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.
- Anonymous8 months ago
no, it's over a hot spot in the Earth's crust. now google that.
- Spock (rhp)Lv 78 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
- MattLv 68 months ago
Google geological hot spot