Mauritius: Fire & Earth
How Mauritius Formed
Volcanic hotspots are unusually hot regions within the Earth’s mantle that occur on or near the boundaries of the tectonic plates. These plates shift along the Earth’s surface, and sometimes magna erupts through the ocean floor, creating active volcanos. Over time, land masses form and rise above the water. Chains of islands create a path that shows how plates have moved over millions of years.