The islands were formed by a pancake?

The prevailing theory is that the Hawaiian Islands were formed “in sequence by volcanic activity as the Pacific plate drifted over a thin, hot plume rising from deep inside the Earth.”

Well, new studies suggest maybe they were formed by a pancake, a hot pocket of abnormally hot rock sitting right under the islands.

Whatever the scientific mechanism or legend, you might be able to see the formation in action.

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