[2014] Elizabeth Nelson: Volcanoes

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[2014] Elizabeth Nelson: Volcanoes

Volcano Facts• The word volcano originally comes from the name of the Roman god of fire, Vulcan.• Volcanoes are mostly located where tectonic plates meet. This is defently true for the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area around the Pacific Ocean where over 75% of the volcanoes on Earth are found.• Common volcanic gases include water vapor, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen chloride, hydrogen fluoride and hydrogen sulfide.


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Volcanoes connect people and places because everyone pitches in to get the country back on its feet.

This is Pumice.

Pumice is a light, volcanic rock that forms during volcano eruptions. It looks like a sponge because it is made of different types of gas bubbles frozen and a variety of fragile volcanic glass and minerals. All types of magma will form pumice.

Mount Vesuvius, on the west coast of Italy, is the only active volcano on mainland Europe. It is best known for the eruption in 79 A.D that destroyed the city of Pompeii. Mount Vesuvius is considered to be one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world due to the large population of the city of Naples and the surrounding towns on the slopes nearby.

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The Ring of Fire is the result of plate tectonics. Much of the volcanic eruptions happen along convergent plate boundaries where two tectonic plates come together. The heavier plate is moved under the other plate the bigger the eruption. When this happens, the melting of the plates produces magma. The magma rises up through the upper plate, erupting to the surface as a volcano.

Volcanoes are openings in the Earth’s surface. When they are active they can let ash, gas and hot magma escape in sometimes massive eruptions.

This is the ring of fire. the ring of fire is where most volcanoes erupt.

The strenth of different Volcano Types

Most Famous Volcano in History.

This video also shows how it effects a place.

After Volconoes erupt, some people's land or homes are destroyed. this leaves them with nothing.


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