What features of the Hawaiian Islands are not explained by plate tectonics? Do the features of the Hawaiian Islands make a good or a poor case for plate tectonics? Why?
The Hawaiian Islands are different from most volcanic activity explained by plate tectonics. Most of the world's volcanic activity is located at the edges of the major tectonic plates. It results from plates either pulling apart, converging together, or sliding past one another. But the Hawaiian Islands are located well within the pacific plate interior, thousands of miles from the edge of the plate. Geologists...
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