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    Hi everyone!!

    Quick question, what types of volcanos occur at hotspots.
    Ive looked everywhere on the internet but I cant find it.
    Is it only composite? or are there domes too?
    And why

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    volcanos can be any of those(composite,dome,shield) it depends on how old the volcano is. if it is really old then it is likely to be dome volcano eg Lassen peak in California or a composite volcano eg mount fuji in japan. but volcanos can be older than these gigantic volcanos and only be a shield volcano. volcano types depend on the tectonic plates.
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    (Original post by KnowledgeIsBest)
    volcanos can be any of those(composite,dome,shield) it depends on how old the volcano is. if it is really old then it is likely to be dome volcano eg Lassen peak in California or a composite volcano eg mount fuji in japan. but volcanos can be older than these gigantic volcanos and only be a shield volcano. volcano types depend on the tectonic plates.
    But what about in hotspots?
    Hotspots aren't on plate, instead they have mantle plume, eg Mauna Loa in Hawaii.
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    (Original post by bengaltiger_)
    But what about in hotspots?
    Hotspots aren't on plate, instead they have mantle plume, eg Mauna Loa in Hawaii.
    some volcanos form over parts of the mantle that are really hot(called hotspots).
    I dont understand what you mean by what types of volcanos occur over hot spots.
    hot spots can mean the magma area under a volcano. hotspots aren't volcanos.
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    (Original post by KnowledgeIsBest)
    some volcanos form over parts of the mantle that are really hot(called hotspots).
    I dont understand what you mean by what types of volcanos occur over hot spots.
    hot spots can mean the magma area under a volcano. hotspots aren't volcanos.
    Check out these sites. Hotspots are area of volcanic activity, that isn't on a plate boundary. They form above a mantle plume because over time that area was weakened by continental drift.

    http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/what-is-a-hot-spot
    https://www.iris.edu/hq/programs/edu.../animations/21
 
 
 
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