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Volcanoes and Earthquakes: Hot spots

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Length: 00:00:07
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Volcanoes that do not occur at plate boundaries are usually caused by hot spots, which are especially hot areas in the upper mantle of the earth. Volcanoes occur when magma from these hot spots makes its way up through the crust.

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