Describe the formation of a mantle plume and relate that to the formation of the Hawaiian Island/Emperor Seamount chain

Describe the formation of a mantle plume and relate that to the formation of the Hawaiian Island/Emperor Seamount chain. How do the mantle plume and plate tectonic account for the various ages of the islands? 

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A mantle plume is formed when an a rock within the earth’s becomes hot and the head of the plume melts partially. The mantle plume forms a volcano hot spot.

Hawaiian Island were formed by hotspots at the center of

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