PerspectiveGeochemistry

The Hawaiian-Emperor Bend: Older Than Expected

Science  01 Sep 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5791, pp. 1250-1251
DOI: 10.1126/science.1131789

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Summary

The kink in the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain in the Pacific Ocean was initiated ~50 million years ago, at a time when major plate motion changes occurred.