Jan Mayen hotspot

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The Jan Mayen hotspot is marked 15 on the map.

The Jan Mayen hotspot is believed to be a volcanic hotspot responsible for the volcanic activity that has formed the island of Jan Mayen in the northern Atlantic Ocean.[1] Some scholars dispute Jan Mayen was formed by a hotspot.

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  1. ^ Gillian R. Foulger, Donna M. Jurdy (2007). Plates, Plumes, and Planetary Processes. Geological Society of America. pp. 66, 76, 124, 437, 442, 532,. ISBN 9780813724300. Retrieved 2014-07-14. 

Coordinates: 71°0′35″N 8°35′29″W / 71.00972°N 8.59139°W / 71.00972; -8.59139