• Roger Hekinian
  • Jean-Louis Cheminée
  • Peter Stoffers


Intraplate volcanism occurs in both submarine and subaerial regions on the Earth’s surface. However, most of the magmatic activity responsible for the construction of the Earth’s volcanic structures takes place under the sea in oceanic basins and along spreading centers. The divergent plate boundaries (Mid-Ocean Ridges) and back-arcs are relatively straight and structurally continuous features, making them easier to investigate than the more scattered and dispersed intraplate volcanic provinces within the oceanic basins.


Mantle Plume Spreading Center Debris Avalanche Volcanic Chain Intraplate Volcanism 
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  • Roger Hekinian
  • Jean-Louis Cheminée
  • Peter Stoffers

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