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The Canary hotspot is a volcanic hotspot believed to be located at the Canary Islandsmarker off the north-western coast of Africa, although alternative theories to explain the volcanism there exist. The Origin of the Canary Islands: A chonology of ideas and related concepts from the Antiquity to the end of 20th century. The Canary hotspot is believed to be underlain by a mantle plume that is relatively deep. It is believed to have first appeared about 60 million years ago.


  1. Effects of Canary hotspot volcanism on structure of oceanic crust off Morocco Retrieved on 2007-10-13

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