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Hot Spots. To Review: Volcanoes usually occur At plate boundaries, However…. volcanoes can occur in the middle of a Tectonic plate. A Hot Spot is an area of volcanic activity that is far from a plate boundary

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volcanoes can occur in the middle of a tectonic plate
volcanoes can occur in the middle of a Tectonic plate
  • A Hot Spot is an area of volcanic activity that is far from a plate boundary
  • Most hot spots are located directly above columns of rising magma, called mantle plumes
  • The Hawaiian Islands and

Yellowstone are examples

  • A chain of islands is created

as the plate moves over the

mantle plume