Tag: Earth Sciences Animated

What is a Volcanic Hotspot?    (Educational)
What is a Volcanic Hotspot? (Educational)

A hotspot is a localized source of high heat energy that sustains volcanism. It is not a isolated shallow magma reservoir beneath the crust, nor is it a pipe of magma that streams from the […] Read More

Plate Boundaries & Tectonic plates (Educational)
Plate Boundaries & Tectonic plates (Educational)

The cool, rigid, outer layer of the earth, the lithosphere, is broken into massive plates. There are about a dozen major plates and many smaller plates in continuous motion as they collide with, slide under, or move past each other in […] Read More