Natural Disasters : A Volcanic Eruption

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Natural disasters are inevitable in our world. Natural disasters include but not limited to earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. When a natural disaster strikes, it can cause great damage and sometimes fatalities. Geology is defined as the study of the Earth, the materials of which it is made, the structure of the materials, and the processes acting upon them. As an expert in the field of geology, a geologist specializes in the research and study of the earth’s physical characteristics, its structure, and its history. In order for geologist to prevent fatalities and severe destruction from the aftermath of a natural disaster, geologist must be able to use geological data to research, monitor, analyze and interpret data to facilitate and prepare warnings in advance. This paper will encompass how a natural disaster such as a volcanic eruption can be predicted using geological data.
A volcano is a mountain that open downwards to a tarn of molten rock below the surface of the earth. When pressure builds up, an eruption of hot lava emerges. In an eruption, gases along with rock debris spring up through the opening and flow over with lava and hot ash. Volcanic ash, which is made of pulverized rock, can be acidic, harsh and smelly. This can cause or aggravate respiratory health concerns in people. Volcanologists are geologist who study volcanoes and initially could not predict volcanic eruptions, but modern day technology and adequate
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