Question: Rate Of Movement Of The Pacific Plate Using Hot Spots Using The Map Of Hawaii And The Emperor Seamounts Below, Complete The Following Questions About The Hawaiian-Emperor Island Chain. Ages Are Shown In Millions Of Years In Parentheses. An Example And Explanation Are Provided To Help You Answer The Questions. Detroit Seamount (81) 50 Mely Seamount Aleutian …

Question: Rate Of Movement Of The Pacific Plate Using Hot Spots Using The Map Of Hawaii And The Emperor Seamounts Below, Complete The Following Questions About The Hawaiian-Emperor Island Chain. Ages Are Shown In Millions Of Years In Parentheses. An Example And Explanation Are Provided To Help You Answer The Questions. Detroit Seamount (81) 50 Mely Seamount Aleutian …

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Rate of Movement of the Pacific Plate Using Hot Spots Using the map of Hawaii and the Emperor Seamounts below, complete the following questions about the Hawaiian-Emperor island chain. Ages are shown in millions of years in parentheses. An example and explanation are provided to help you answer the questions. Detroit Seamount (81) 50 Mely Seamount Aleutian Islands 50 Suiko Seamount (59.6) 40 EmperGleamounts 160° Hawaiian-Emperor bend 30 Hawaiian Ridge Nintoku Seamount (56.2) 1000 MILES 40° 0 20° 1000 KILOMETERS Jingu Seamount (55.4) Hawaii 180° Ojin Seamount 160° 140° 120 Koko Seamount (48.1) Yuryaku Seamount Kimmel Seamount Abbott Seamount (38.7) Direction of Daikakuji Pacific plate movement 30° Seamount Midway (27.7) Pearl and Hermes Reef Kure Laysan (20.0) Gardner Pinnacles Necker (10.3) = Exposed island Nihoa Northampton Bank Kaua’ (5.1) 0 250 500 MILES La Perouse О’ahu (2.6) Pinnacle NI’Ihau 0 Maul (1.3) 250 500 KILOMETERS Molokal Hawall (0.4) 20 Lana’y Hot spot location -Lo’ihi (newest forming 190 180° 170° 160 future island) Example: What is the distance from Midway Island to Lo’ihi in km? What is the difference between their ages? What has been the rate of movement of the Pacific plate, in cm/yr, over this time frame? Answer and Explanation: The distance is approximately 2400km (If you do not know where this number came from refer to the Map Lab from chapter 1 it explains how to get distance from maps). Midway is 27.7 myrs old (myrs stands for millions of years) and Lo’ihi is zero years old (It is forming today) so the time frame will be 27.7 myrs -0 myrs = 27.7 myrs Rate = distance/time so, 2400km/27.7myrs = 86 km/myrs Next you need to convert to mm/yr and you get 86mm/yr (when you convert km/myrs to mm/yr all the zeros cancel out and you get the same number), then convert to cm/yr by dividing by 10 (there are 10 mm per 1 cm, refer to the math skills lab in Chapter 1 if you do not remember how to convert). 86km/myrs = 86mm/yr+ 10 = 8.6 cm/yr Questions: 1. What is the distance to the Suiko Seamount to the Koko Seamount, in km? What is the difference between their ages? What has been the rate of movement of this region of the Pacific plate, in cm/yr over this time frame? 2. What has been the rate of movement for the Pacific plate between the Abbott Seamount and Lo’ihi in cm/yr?