What makes the Hawaii-Emperor seamount chain unique?



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    The Hawaii-Emperor seamoun chain is unique because it may have moved over time.  Evidence of this move comes from paleomagnetism studies, which shows through magnetite that the latitude has changed over the period of 80 million years.  This is due to plate motion, and while this is obviously not a rare occurrence, the fact that it was able to be studied and recorded is indeed unique. 

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