The hawaii hotspot is a volcanic hotspot located near the namesake hawaiian islands in the northern pacific oceanone of the most wellknown and heavily studied hotspots in the world the hawaii plume is responsible for the creation of the hawaiian emperor seamount chain a chain of volcanoes over 5800 kilometres 3600 mi longfour of these volcanoes are active two are dormant and.
Like all hawaiian volcanoes kīlauea was created as the pacific tectonic plate moved over the hawaiian hotspot in the earths underlying mantle the hawaii island volcanoes are the most recent evidence of this process that over 70 million years has created the 6000 km 3700 milong hawaiianemperor seamount chain the prevailing though not completely settled view is that the.
valley elongate depression of the earths surface valleys are most commonly drained by rivers and may occur in a relatively flat plain or between ranges of hills or mountains those valleys produced by tectonic action are called rift valleys very narrow deep valleys of similar appearance are called gorges.
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tertiary rocks major subdivisions of the tertiary system classically the cenozoic era was divided into the tertiary and quaternary periods separated at the boundary between the pliocene and pleistocene epochs formerly set at 18 million years ago however by the late 20th century many authorities considered the terms tertiary and quaternary to be obsolete.
Span classnews_dtjun 10 2014spannbsp018332reversals of the earths magnetic field may have sparked the triassicjurassic mass extinction and others by stripping oxygen from the atmosphere.
Igneous rocks form when magma molten rock cools and solidifies the solidification process may or may not involve crystallization and it may take place either below the earths surface to generate intrusive plutonic rocks or on the surface to produce extrusive volcanic rocks the magma.
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