Earth Sciences

Hawaiian Islands Formed by Extrusive Volcanism, Scientists Find

9 Oct , 2013  

“Study leader Ashton Flinders from the University of Rhode Island and his colleagues have determined that it is the eruptions of lava on the surface, extrusion, which grow Hawaiian volcanoes, rather than internal emplacement of magma, as was previously thought. Before this study, most scientists thought that Hawaiian volcanoes grew primarily internally – by magma […]