Alaskan Volcanoes Find out more about the Alaskan volcanoes that frequently erupt all along the coast of Alaska.
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Lahars-Volcanic Mudflows Find out more about lahars which are triggered by pyroclastic flows, eruptions that can bring death and destruction to people living near volcanoes. Mount Pinatubo Find out more about the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.
Katmai Volcano Find out more about this Alaskan volcano that was once thought to be the source of the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.
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The Krakatoa Eruption Find out more about the Krakatoa Eruption and the pyroclastic flows that swept about the oceans to other islands and the tsunamis that killed untold numbers of people. Vesuvius Eruption Find out more about the Vesuvius eruption from an actual observer of the event who wrote about it for a historian after his uncle died during the eruption. Shield Volcanoes The Hawaiian shield volcanoes are the largest volcanoes on Earth.
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Smaller shield volcanoes have formed on the mainland. Find out more about these warrior shield shaped volcanoes. Super Volcanoes Find out more about supervolcanoes, a term coined to describe great volcanic eruptions that produce huge amounts of ash and pyroclastic material that can alter the weather here on Earth.
Volcano Facts Find out more volcano facts about these mountains of fire that produce Earth eruptions that can alter the weather on our planet sometimes for several years. Most volcanoes are located along the edges of tectonic plates, especially around the Pacific Ocean — this is called the Pacific Ring of Fire. The ancient Romans wrote about a huge volcanic eruption that happened in 79 AD in Pompeii. The ash and rocks that erupted out of Mount Vesuvius buried nearby towns and killed more than 2, people.
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Volcanoes are big holes that let out hot gasses , ash and magma from deep inside the Earth. Many volcanoes are mountains , made up of layers of lava and ash.
Many volcanoes have several vents — a main one, and secondary ones that branch off the main vent. The Earth has three layers — the crust at the very top, then the mantle , then the core at the very middle of the planet.
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The largest active volcano in the world is Mauna Loa, on the Hawaiian islands. When a volcano erupts, magma comes up and out through the vents. Depending on how thick the magma is, volcanoes can be different shapes such as shield , composite or dome. They bury the eggs in the soil or sand near to volcanoes. When the chicks hatch they claw their way up to the surface.
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