What is a hypothesis that explains how the Hawaiian island chain formed?

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Hawaiian islands are volcanic in nature and have formed as a result of tectonic plate movements over a hot spot. The point of contact of tectonic plates is a good location for volcanoes. However, sometimes volcanoes can also form in the middle of the tectonic plate and will release magma on the sea floor. Such volcanic regions that are fed by the mantle are known as hot spot. Hawaiian islands were formed due to Hawaiian Hot spot. The location of hot spot is fixed, however the tectonic plate (Pacific plate in this case) moves over it. This results in formation of islands. Since the plate is moving in the northwest direction, the islands are older as one moves in the northwest direction. As the plate moves over the hot spot, the magma release results in formation of volcano...

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