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Hot Spot

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Hot Spot:
Anomalous volcanic regions that can occur within a tectonic plate and are thought to be caused by mantle plumes
Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle


Tectonic Settings

List of tectonic settings known to host modern geothermal systems:
The Hawaiian Islands are an excellent example of hot spot tectonics (reference: geology.com)

Hot spots are volcanic regions thought to be fed by magmatic plumes from the mantle or anomalously high heat flow. As plates move the hot spots remain in place, causing strings of progressively younger volcanoes to form.

Examples

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Geothermal
Resource
Area
Geothermal
Region
Control
Structure
Host
Rock
Age
Host
Rock
Lithology
Mean
Capacity
Mean
Reservoir
Temp
Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area Hawaii Geothermal Region Intrusion Margins and Associated Fractures
Fissure Swarms
Quaternary Tholeiitic Basalt 47 MW47,000 kW
47,000,000 W
47,000,000,000 mW
0.047 GW
4.7e-5 TW
575.15 K302 °C
575.6 °F
1,035.27 °R