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  • Volcano Is The Most Active Volcano

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    The worst volcano known to man A volcano is defined as a mountain or hill that usually has a cup like crater at the summit. A volcano can be compared to a vent in the earths crust through which lava, ashes and steam are expelled (Volcano, n.d.). There are three main types of volcanoes that scientist have discovered active, dormant, and extinct (howstuffworks.com). Active volcanoes are the ones which have erupted recently, or are expected to blow soon (howstuffworks.com). For example Kilauea volcano

  • The Kilauea Volcano

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    Kilauea Volcano The Kilauea Volcano is the youngest and most active Hawaiian shield volcano. This volcano is located on Hawaii’s Big Island. The volcano is part of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Kilauea is 300,000 to 600,000 years old. The native people from the Polynesian Islands discovered Kilauea. The other four volcanoes of Hawaii are Kohala, Mauna Loa, and Mauna Kea. “Shield volcanoes are the largest volcanoes on the earth” (“Volcano DIscovery”). This makes Kilauea a nice tourist attraction

  • Volcano In Iceland

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    the first in 190 years. The volcano is completely covered by an ice cap and is one of around 130 volcanoes located in Iceland, it is also one of the smallest. Previous eruptions occurred in the years 920, 1612, and 1821-1823. The 2010 eruption of the volcano began March 10, 2010 and was declared officially over in October of the same year. This eruption caused major disruption in air travel and grounded thousands of flights in and around Europe. Iceland is an

  • Hawaii Volcano

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    actually the first volcano that started building the Big Island of Hawaii, but has been inactive for 350,000 years. Kilauea is the youngest and the most popular active volcano on the Big Island, it has been continuously erupting since 1983 and it is the best and the most reliable active volcano to see in the world. Since 1952 there has been 36 different eruptions from the Kilauea volcano, and 90% of its surface is still less than 1000 years old. Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on earth, it is

  • The Eruption Of A Volcano

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    A volcano is a rupture on the crust of a planetary-mass object, such as Earth, that allows hot lava, volcanic ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface. Earth 's volcanoes occur because its crust is broken into 17 major, rigid tectonic plates that float on a hotter, softer layer in its mantle. Therefore, on Earth, volcanoes are generally found where tectonic plates are diverging or converging. For example, a mid-oceanic ridge, such as the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, has volcanoes caused

  • Volcano, Volcanic Volcano And Volcanic Ash

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    A volcano is a rupture in the crust of a planetary-mass object that allows lava, volcanic ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface. The Earth 's crust is made up of huge slabs called plates, which fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. The friction caused by the plates moving from time to time results in earthquakes and volcanic eruptions near the edges of the plates. There are many different types of volcanoes. (Volcanoes: Principal Types of Volcanoes) The most common are Cinder

  • Volcano Facts

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    Mt. St. Helens Facts Pictures Resources Facts: Types Of Volcanos Types of Volcanoes: Shield, Cinder Cones and Composite Cones. The earth ejects lava, rock fragments, hot vapor and gases during volcanic eruptions. Magma? Magma frames in either the lower bit of Earth's hull or the upper piece of its mantle. It is delivered when high measures of weight join with high temperatures, bringing about a percentage of the stones in the range to liquefy, making this substance. Without this blend of weight

  • Volcano Is A Volcano, Volcanic Eruptions, Earth, And Earth

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    What is a Volcano: A volcano is a rupture in the crust of planets such as Earth. They allow hot lava, volcanic ash and gasses to escape from a magma chamber. Magma is formed from the melting of rocks in the Earth’s lithosphere, which is part of the Earth’s crust and is broken up into giant puzzle-like pieces, and also from the shell below the lithosphere which is the asthenosphere. The asthenosphere is a soft, fluid part of the Earth that can be pushed around because of the Earth’s warmth. Volcanoes

  • The Eruption Of The Volcano

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    On August 24th AD 79 Mount Vesuvius violently erupted and buried the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The eruption of the volcano was recorded by one of the only surviving eyewitnesses Pliny the Younger. He described the start of the eruption like this: “On August in the early afternoon, my mother drew his attention to a cloud of unusual size and appearance…its general appearance can best be expressed as being like an umbrella pine, for it rose to a great height on a sort of trunk and then split

  • The Death Of The Volcano

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    The molten lava bubbled and hissed at the bottom of the volcano. Everyone bowed their heads, all that could be heard was the crying of the grief-stricken families . Then came a splash, as the dead body was thrown over the edge and into the lava below. Our leader, Régle, stepped out of the shadows, her long blonde hair swaying back and forth. She had a small frown on her face. She looked at the family members and bowed her head in respect before walking out of sight. She had died at the age ten

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