What Are Dormant Volcanoes?

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A dormant volcano is a volcano that does not appear to be active and has not recorded activity but is suspected by geologists to erupt due to the quiet escape of gas. Dormant volcanoes are caused by the shifting of the earth plates when they shift constantly above the volcano hotspots.
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Dormant volcanoes are volcanoes that are not active or those that do not erupt. Volcanoes tend to become dormant because the earth's plates are constantly shifting above volcanic hotspots. An example of a dormant volcano is Mauna Kea found in Hawaii.
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