Hotspot volcanoes

How Cracking Explains Underwater Volcanoes and the Hawaiian Bend

Geoscientists at the University of Sydney have helped prove that some of the ocean’s undersea volcanoes did not erupt from hotspots in Earth’s mantle, but instead formed from cracks or fractures in the oceanic crust. The discovery helps explain the dramatic bend in the famous seamount chain, the Hawaiian-Emperor Seamount Range, where the lower half […]