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 […]

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These are the most dangerous volcanoes in the world

DDozens of people have died, hundreds are missing and many more homes have been destroyed after separate volcanic eruptions in Hawaii and Guatemala grabbed headlines around the world in recent months. And while these volcanic eruptions aren’t part of a trend, experts say the volcanoes in question are far from the only dangerous ones in […]

Hotspot volcanoes

Ottawa geochemist explains difference between El Fuego and Kilauea volcanoes

Breadcrumb Links Science Local News Volcan de Fuego spews hot, molten lava from its crater in Guatemala. Photo by Moises Castillo via The Associated Press Content of the article Two global volcanoes erupt within a month of each other – Guatemala’s El Fuego kills dozens in a single day, while in Hawaii there are no […]