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New model of Earth's interior reveals clues to hotspot volcanoes

September 5, 2013

a map view of seismic shear-wave speed University of California, Berkeley, scientists have discovered channels of slow-moving seismic waves in the Earth's upper mantle, a finding that helps explain "hotspot volcanoes" that give birth to island chains such as Hawaii and Tahiti. Full Story

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