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New Research Uncovers Deep Origins of the 'Hawaiian Hotspot'


December 3, 2009

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano Findings suggest the Hawaiian hotspot--the Hawaiian island chain of volcanos--is the result of an upwelling high-temperature plume from the lower mantle. Full Story

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University of California, San Diego

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