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How did the Hawaiian Islands form?

13 April 2011, 2:52 pm

The Earth’s outer crust is made up of a series of tectonic plates that move over the surface of the planet. In areas where the plates come together, sometimes volcanoes will form. Volcanoes can also form in the middle of a plate, where magma rises upward until it erupts on the sea floor, at what is called a “hot spot.”

Original article: How did the Hawaiian Islands form?