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Hot spots generally move only very slowly.  Most of the 'movement'
seen with hot spots is actually the movement of the overlying
tectonic plate.  (The Hawaii hot spot is a good example of this,
the main reason for the successsive islands is the movement of
the Pacific plate).

Indeed, it is only recently that it has been possible to demonstrate
movement of an actual hot spot, as opposed to the plate it is under.

Thus, since the Iceland hot spot is under the spreading ridge,
which does not move much itself, it will not appear to move much

 > While I have trouble with this theory also, I can believe it easier
 then I
 > can the hot spot theory.

Even as a piece of continent, there is *still* a hot spot there.

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