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What type of volcano is formed at a weak spot in the middle of a plate? a. lava b. fault c. hot spot d. plate

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Jodi Brooks on September 23, 2018

The correct answer is (c). hot-spot.Hot spots are places where the crust of the tectonic plate is weakened by the immense pressure and temperature from below, thus creating a soft spot in the center of the plate tectonics and the formation of volcanoes. The volcanoes that are in the soft spots under the hot spots are not formed as other volcanoes at the edges of the tectonic plates, but instead, are formed far from the boundaries, in the middle of the plates.The first example of volcanoes that have formed over a hot spot in the middle of the plate are the volcanoes on Hawaii, Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea, and Kilaulea, which created a chain of volcanic islands in the center of the Pacific tectonic plate.


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