Hotspot volcanoes

Connecting Mantle Plumes to Volcanoes and Traces of Hot Spots

Source: Geophysical Research Journal: Solid Earth About 80 million years ago, China’s largest continental plate began to move northeast. As it drifted, it passed over a stationary plume of hot, flowing rock in the mantle. The plume passed through the weak parts of the crust and formed a linear anomalous zone. At least that’s the […]