Hotspot volcanoes

Hawaii’s “hot spot”: it creates volcanoes and islands

CNN — Born from volcanoes, Hawaii is a place where spectacular beauty stems from intense geophysical forces that have operated over millions of years. What’s Behind Kilauea Volcano’s Eruption This Spring? The outer envelope of the Earth is made up of various rigid and constantly moving “plates”. Plate movement results in earthquakes and volcanoes – […]

Hotspot volcanoes

Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire, lightning, wind and volcanoes

By Jason R. Patton, Ph.D., Ross Stein, Ph.D., and Volkan Sevilgen, M.Sc. At 12:46 p.m. HST, a robust, reddish-brown ash plume column occurred after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake on the southern flank of Kilauea rocked the Big Island of Hawaii. (USGS HVO) Earthquakes and eruptions in Hawai’i Over the past week, there has been a […]