Consider the following statements about volcanic hotspots:
- Volcanic hotspot is an area in the upper mantle from where heat rises continuously in the form of plume
- Volcanic hotspots are always found near the plate boundaries
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
First statement is correct. Second statement is incorrect because volcanic hotspot may be on, near to, or far from tectonic plate boundaries.
This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module