Hawaii Sits on What Tectonic Plate?


Hawaii is located atop the Pacific Plate, which borders the Australian Plate, the North American Plate, and the Nazca Plate. A hot spot in the interior of the Pacific Plate is responsible for the formation of the Hawaiian islands.
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