Pacific-Kula Ridge

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The Pacific-Kula Ridge is a former mid-ocean ridge that existed between the Pacific and Kula plates in the Pacific Ocean during the Paleogene period. Its appearance was in an east-west direction and the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain had its attribution with the ridge.[1] The Pacific-Kula Ridge lay south of the Hawaii hotspot around 80 million years ago, moving northward relative to the hotspot.[2]

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  1. ^ Smith, Alan (April 2003). "A Reappraisal of Stress Field and Convective Roll Models for the Origin and Distribution of Cretaceous to Recent Intraplate Volcanism in the Pacific Basin". International Geology Review 45 (4): 287–302. doi:10.2747/0020-6814.45.4.287. 
  2. ^ Geology of the Hawaiian Islands