Volcanoes and the Mantle

5 Jun 2010

See www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100602131346.htm ... if tectonic plates colliding cause volcanoes why do some volcanoes erupt far from a plate boundary? A study in Nature suggests that volcanoes, and even mountains, in the Mediterranean region, can grow from the pressure of the semi liquid mantle pushing on earth's crust from below.