Consider the following statements about volcanic hotspots:

  1. Volcanic hotspot is an area in the upper mantle from where heat rises continuously in the form of plume
  2. Volcanic hotspots are always found near the plate boundaries

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [A] 1 Only

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