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Oceanic Volcanoes The term 'Oceanic Volcanoes' as it applies to the area of volcanos can be defined as ' In a typical 'oceanic' environment, volcanoes are alined along the crest of a broad ridge that marks an active fracture system in the oceanic crust. Basaltic magmas, generated in the upper mantle beneath the ridge, rise along fractures through the basaltic layer. Because the granitic crustal layer is absent, the magmas are not appreciably modified or changed in composition and they erupt on the surface to form basaltic volcanoes'.
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