Are the Hawaiian islands a result of volcanic eruptions.?

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  • 3 years ago
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    Yes.

    There is a "hot spot" beneath the Pacific tectonic plate where a very long and enduring column of magma is rising from deep inside our planet. As the plate slowly moves over the hot spot and toward the northwest, the upwelling magma breaks through the Earth's crust and makes a row of islands and sea mounts. The results can be noticed in Google Maps of the north Pacific ocean.

    As the plate moves the islands beyond the hot spot, the islands begin to erode away.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    I swam down there and took a poo

  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    Yes.

    The Big Island of Hawaii is getting bigger by the hour.

  • 3 years ago

    Yes, the islands are built from the sea bottom up by under water volcanoes that erupt. The accumulation of lava eventually means there is some land above sea level. When the eruptions stopped, the island will be slowly eroded away by wind, rain and waves.

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  • 3 years ago

    Yes, Hawaii is over a hot spot in the crust, and as the Pacific plate moves over that hotspot, a string of volcanic islands have formed.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    3 years ago

    Pretty sure. I think a lot of the Pacific islands are like that.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Yes

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