Correction: West Coast Volcanoes-Q&A story

Correction: West Coast Volcanoes-Q&A storySPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — In a story May 12 about West Coast volcanoes, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Hawaii was part of the "Ring of Fire," a Pacific Ocean area prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions due to subducting tectonic plates, and that the eruption of Kilauea had experts eyeing volcanoes on the U.S. West Coast. Experts say Hawaii is a volcanic hotspot, where persistent sources of heat from within the earth sustain volcanic activity, and separate from the Ring of Fire.



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