The Hawaiian Islands Didn't Form The Way You Think

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Most volcanic islands are just that—volcanoes, buried beneath the ocean with only their tops above the surface. Hawaii is a chain of volcanic islands, but even though there are eight of them, they all come from one volcano. How is this possible? Find out the fascinating history of the islands and how we discovered plate tectonics in the first place in the video below.

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Written by Curiosity Staff March 19, 2017