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Hawaiian Islands

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Jessica Wainwright

on 28 October 2014

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What type of tectonic activity occurs
A hot spot located in the middle of the Pacific plate, is believed to be constantly spilling molten magma into the ocean, creating the huge ocean ridges that are the Hawaiian Islands today. Hot spots are formed by high pressure plumes of magma that billow into the ocean. These form volvanic islands which become dormant when the plate moves away from the hotspot
Why is the tectonic activity is occurring?
-volcanoes can form in the middle of a plate where magma rises upward until it erupts on the sea floor, at which it is called a hot spot
-Hawaiian islands which are formed by such a hot spot occurring in the middle of the Pacific Plate
- As the plate moved over the spot, the string of islands that make up the Hawiian island chain were formed
Are there any ecological effects which occur as a result of the tectonic activity?
-Main natural disasters that occur in Hawaii is volcanoes exploding
- This is interesting because the Hawaiian islands are located in the middle of the Pacific but the volcanic stuff happens because of an underwater hot spot
Thank you!
- What type of tectonic activity occurs in the area?
- Why is the tectonic activity occupying?
- What sort of events occur as a result of tectonic activity
- Are there any ecological effects which occur as a result of the tectonic activity

Hawaiian Islands
Plate Tectonics
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What sort of events occur as a result of the tectonic activities
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