Why does Hawaii experience less dramatic volcanic explosions than other locations

Published on December 4, 2022 by

You might be wondering as you see the news why the Mouna Loa volcano does not erupt in an explosive way. In the middle of an oceanic plate is Hawaii. It is, in fact, the most remote volcanic hot spot on Earth, far from any plate boundaries.

Continental magma is very different from oceanic magma. It has an alternate substance piece and streams considerably more without any problem. As a result, the magma’s ascent is less likely to clog volcanic vents, resulting in more explosive volcanism.

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