The Hawaiian Islands (red) and Hawaiian Ridge-Emperor Seamounts vol...

The Hawaiian Islands (red) and Hawaiian Ridge-Emperor Seamounts vol...

Detailed Description

Vectors indicate Pacific Plate motion relative to presumed fixed mantle hot spot in millimeters per year. Gray lines indicate fracture zones. Isochrons along the Emperor Seamounts chain show the age of volcanism in millions of years. Ocean floor ages from imagery available on EarthByte.

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Image Dimensions: 1739 x 1364

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Adapted from Clague and Sherrod in Poland et al., 2014