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after looking over the test i am unable to figure out why volcanic activity on the hawaiian islands is caused because it is on a molten hot spot I thought that it was on a convergent boundary can someone explain this to me in more detail?
-- kristi pecora (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 18, 2001
The Hawaiian Islands are formed by the Pacific plate traveling over a mantle hot spot. The Hawaiian Islands are not on a convergent boundary between the Pacific and Asian plates. This information is found in your notes from class as well as on the quiz that was given prior to the test.
-- DonnaMarie Bollmann (email@example.com), April 18, 2001.