What are some facts about underwater volcanoes?

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An interesting fact about underwater volcanoes is that they cause islands to form. Underwater volcanoes occur when the ocean floor cracks. The lava flows out and causes the island.
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They are formed similar to normal Volcanoes.
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Underwater volcanoes form much like volcanoes on dry land, by a process known as subduction. This occurs as a result of the tectonic plates which form the top layer of the earth's
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An underwater volcano is called a seamount. Currently there are over five
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Seamounts or submarine volcanoes Source(s): Schmidt and Schminke, 2000: Seamounts and Island Building. In Encyclopedia of Volcanoes. Sigurdsson, Houghton, McNutt, Rymer, + Stix, eds
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