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Intraplate volcanism within the Pacific Plate not generated at spreading plate margins is most obvious in Hawaii and the Hawaiian-Emperor volcanic chain. This chain forms a global relief feature of the first order. This chapter consists of five separate sections that summarize the volcanism and geology of Hawaii and the Hawaiian-Emperor chain.

Less obvious but probably greater in overall volume are other seamounts and seamount chains scattered across the northern and eastern Pacific basin. Some of these appear to owe their origin to intraplate volcanism, but many probably formed at mid-ocean ridges. Batiza (this volume, Chapter 13) discusses these...

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