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Mount St. Helen's Volcano - Mount St. Helen's Volcano Mount St. Helen's is a volcano that was more dangerous than people thought in the past. It was giving signs to the new settlers that came in, that it would erupt very soon by puffing out ash. Some ignored it and just thought of it as another mountain. The history of the eruption of Mount St. Helen's is very informative and was very damaging to land, animals, and people....   [tags: Volcano Eruption History] 1544 words
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The Mauna Loa Volcano - The Mauna Loa Volcano The Mauna Loa volcano is located in Hawaii and means "Long Mountain" in Hawaiian. It is a giant, basaltic shield volcano. It is one of the largest volcanoes and mountains in the world and has been called the "monarch of mountains". It has an estimated volume of 9,600 cubic miles and takes up half the land of Hawaii. It extends about 120 km starting from the southern tip of the island to the northern region. It is 97 km (60 miles) long, 48 km (30 miles) wide, and is 8,742 km (28,680 miles) high from the base on the sea floor to the top....   [tags: Papers] 613 words
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The Devastation a Volcano Can Create Shown in In a Volcanoes Path - The Devastation a Volcano Can Create Shown in In a Volcanoes Path The film "In a Volcanoes Path," was a good depiction of the devastation that a volcano can create. The movie also made me understand the importance of volcanologists. In studying the volcanoes maybe we can predict the next eruptions and therefore save many lives. On January 3, 1983 the most active volcano, Kileaua, that lives in Kalapana erupted in a big way. Lava was shot 1500 feet into the air releasing 100,000 gallons per minute and taking up 400,000 cubic yards each day....   [tags: Papers] 946 words
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Investigating the Rate of Lava Flows Down the Side of a Volcano - Investigating the Rate of Lava Flows Down the Side of a Volcano Aim My aim is to investigate the rate of which lava flows down the side of a volcano and what affects the rate of which it flows. Planning In this investigation there are many different variables these are; · Angle of slope · Surface of volcano · The amount of lava · The temperature of the lava · The environmental conditions · The viscosity of the lava · How far it has to flow · The force of the eruption I have decided to investigate the angle of the slope because I will be doing the investigation in a scho...   [tags: Papers] 847 words
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Mount Tambora and the Year Without a Summer - Mount Tambora is a large stratovolcano located on the island of Sumbawa, Indonesia. It lies approximately 210 miles north of the Java Trench and is flanked to the north and south by oceanic crust. Its current summit elevation is around 9,350 feet (Smithsonian Institute). To the south-east of the volcano lies the Sanggar peninsula, which is a part of Tambora. There are two cities, Dompu and Clima, and three concentrations of villages near the mountain slope: Sanggar, Doro Peti and Pesanggrahan, and Calabai....   [tags: Environment, Volcano ]
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Yellowstone National Park and the Comming Super Eruption - Earth has physically changed millions of times due to moving tectonic plates which has formed our planets mountains; altering the way our environment looks. Volcanoes, (formed when magma from the upper mantle heads to the surface, causing the land to rise) are one of nature’s finest spectacles. These geographical forces have erupted many times; from small-scale eruptions to cataclysmic ones; making them a force to consider about. Therefore the past is useful in predicting possible future eruptions as in terms of the effects they can have on civilisation, they are unpredictable in what they can produce....   [tags: super volcano]
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Deep Blue Lake or Crater Lake - Introduction: Crater Lake was discovered in 1853 by a few miners from California. After being forgotten, rediscovered and renamed from “Deep Blue Lake” to “Lake Majesty”, Crater Lake finally captured its name by a newspaper editor Jim Sutton. Although Crater Lake was discovered in 1865, it was created over 7,000 years prior to its discovery. Crater Lake was not always Crater Lake either, but was once Mount Mazma, a stratovolcano, which once stood roughly 12,000 feet high. Crater Lake is constructed of different types of volcanic rock, has been a part of different eruptions and has had much activity since it was once Mount Mazma....   [tags: Geological History, Volcano]
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Carbon Dioxide Emissions at Mammoth Mountain, California - Carbon Dioxide Emissions at Mammoth Mountain, California According to Dr. David P. Hill and Dr. Roy R. Bailey of the United States Geological Survey, the most common geological question in Mammoth, California is Where is the volcano. Although Mammoth Mountain does not resemble the classically recognized cone-shaped volcano, the mountain experienced significant volcanic and seismic activity in the past two decades, which have brought the mountain the recognition as a potentially hazardous volcano....   [tags: Nature Volcano Essays]
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Volcanism of Long Valley, California: The Bishop Tuff Eruption - Volcanism of Long Valley, California: The Bishop Tuff Eruption The west coast of North America has been tectonically and volcanically active for billions of years. The Sierra Nevada Mountains in eastern California were born of volcanoes, and magma has been erupting in the Long Valley to the east of the mountains for over three million years (Bailey, et. al., 1989). However, the climactic eruption of the region occurred relatively recently in the region's geologic history. About 760,000 years ago, a huge explosion of magma warped the Eastern Sierra into the landscape that exists today....   [tags: Volcano American History Essays]
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Physics of Cooling Lava - On January 23rd 1973 a new volcano unexpectedly erupted in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago, southwest of Iceland. The new volcano was a fissure 1.25 miles long and only 1100 yards from the center of town, also named Vestmannaeyjar. The new volcano was named Heimaey. The town was mostly evacuated over the next few days and the lava slowly flowed towards town and the mouth of the harbor for the next seven months. Vestmannaeyjar is the only good harbour in that part of Iceland, and was the base for a large fishing fleet that produces a significant part of Iceland’s GNP....   [tags: physics lava volcano] 853 words
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Mono Basin Volcanism - Mono Basin Volcanism The last basin in the Basin and Range before the Sierra Nevada Mountain range is the Mono Basin. The Mono Basin consists of landforms such as the Mono-Inyo Craters, Black Point, Negit Island, Paoha Island, Mono Lake, Devils Punch Bowl, Panum Crater, and some others (Hamburger et al; 2004). All of these landforms were created by volcanism. Actually, the Mono Basin is in one of the most volcanically active places in the world (Forest Service; 2004). Paoha Island, Negit Island, and Panum Crater are the most recent volcanoes to erupt, which are the furthest north in the basin....   [tags: Geology Volcanoes Volcano Papers]
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Physics of Volcanoes - Volcanoes are one of natures most interesting and dangerous phenomenons. The way volcanoes operate can be understood, on a basic level, by just some simple physics and chemistry, this paper will investigate and explain some of the basic physics that govern the behavior of volcanoes. Magma is composed of three main components * viscous silicate melt * crystals * volatiles (gases) The way that these three components interact is one of the main focuses of petrologists and volcanologists....   [tags: physics volcano volcanic eruption] 1064 words
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The 1886 Mount Tarawera Eruption - In this essay I will tell you about the 1886 Tarawera Eruption. More specifically I will tell you about the effects the 1886 eruption had on the natural environment and ton the local communities of the region. 10th of June 1886, soon after midnight. Mt Tarawera light up like fireworks. BOOM. Molten rock came flying out of the crater, with a cloud of ash rising 9.5km into the sky. People as far as Blenheim could hear the thunder like noises but had no idea what it could be. Although the people of Rotorua knew exactly what was happening Mount Tarawera was erupting....   [tags: volcano, Mount Tarawera] 668 words
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Mt. Tarawera Eruption 1886 - Mt. Tarawera Eruption 1886 In this essay I will tell you about the 1886 Tarawera Eruption. More specially I will tell you about the effects had on the natural environment and the effects it had on the local communities caused by the 1886 eruption. 10th of June soon after midnight. Mt Tarawera light up like fireworks. BOOM. Molten rock cam flying out of the crater. People as far as Blenheim could hear this thunder like noises but had no idea what it could be. Although the people of Rotorua knew exactly what has happening Mount Tarawera was erupting....   [tags: new zealand, volcano] 552 words
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Volcanoes - Volcanoes This paper will define and discuss the volcano to include: types of volcanoes, formation of a volcano, and elements of a volcano; such as, lava, rock fragments, and gas. This paper also tells a little bit about volcanic activity in different parts of the world. What is a volcano. A volcano is a vent in the earth from which molten rock and gas erupt. The molten rock that erupts from the volcano forms a hill or mountain around the vent. The lava may flow out as a viscous liquid or it may explode from the vent as solid or liquid particles....   [tags: Volcano Nature Lava Eruption Essays]
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hazards of volcanos - Volcanoe's Parts Sill Flank Summit Dike Conduit Resevoir Vent Throat Crater Base Lava Hazards Gas - Sulfur Dioxide gas creates air pollution that irritates skin, nose, throat, and eyes - Carbon Dioxide is so concentrated that it kills animals and humans - Acid rain that some times takes the form of Hydrochloric acid Lahars - hot or cold mixture of water and rock fragments, often resembles a flow of concrete - hundreds of meters wide, tens of meters de...   [tags: essays research papers] 369 words
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Science of Volcanic Activity Prediction - Science of Volcanic Activity Prediction Since the dawn of history, volcanoes have been an awe inspiring feature of the earth that has frightened and intrigued mankind. Volcanoes have taken the lives of over 250,000 people in the last three hundred years and changed the lives of millions of others, but up until recently humans have had very little understanding of the volcanic processes that presage an eruption. The advent and implementation of new technologies and scientific methods has allowed us to begin to comprehend the inner workings of one of nature's most powerful forces....   [tags: Nature Volcanoe Volcanoes Papers]
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The Magnificent Mount Vesuvius - Today, many people may consider Mount Vesuvius, as an object of special interest and marvel; to others it is possibly one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. This was not always so. “During the historic period previous to the Christian era, Vesuvius was not considered an active volcano” (Lobely, 1889, p.6) . By 79 A.D, Vesuvius made history as it came alive, and destroyed cities and killed thousands of people. A series of eruptions over the years have created what we know today as the magnificent Mount Vesuvius....   [tags: volcan, christian, volcanoes]
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Volcanoes and Volcanology - Volcanoes can be one of the most destructive forces on Earth. It is estimated that some 500 million people live near active volcanoes (Lutgens and Tarbuck, 2013). Of the Earth's known volcanoes, 70 can be expected to erupt each year with at least one large eruption each decade (Lutgens & Tarbuck, 2013). As populations continue to increase and more people are attracted to the beauty surrounding these areas, the immediate threat to humans from these sometimes sleeping giants grows. Due to this, the study of volcanoes and the service that volcanologists provide to the public by way of information and predictions on activity is immeasurable....   [tags: destructive force, volcanic eruption]
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The 1980 Eruption of Mount Saint Helens and Its Impact - Mount Saint Helens, located in the Pacific Northwest in southwestern Washington, stood approximately 9,500 feet above sea level prior to its eruption in 1980 (Tarbuck, 2012). Part of the Cascade Mountain Range, it is a composite volcano constructed of alternating layers of lava flows, ash, and other volcanic debris with steep, symmetrical sides . It also belongs to the North American segment of the Pacific “Ring of Fire.” This is where the tectonic plate from the Pacific is forced under the North America plate....   [tags: natural disasters, US volvanoes]
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The Range of Physical Phenomena that are Associated with Volcanic Hazards - The Range of Physical Phenomena that are Associated with Volcanic Hazards Volcanic eruptions bring with them a large range of hazards. This report will describe the different range of hazards associated with volcanic activity and discus possible ways that hazards can be avoided. A volcanic eruption can, force people to leave their homes, damage sources of water, destroy homes and farms, restrict travel and kill. Pyroclastic flow is a flow of volcanic rock, and the most devastating effect of an explosive eruption....   [tags: Papers] 816 words
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Icelandic Society - Iceland is the one of the country where has the highest quality of life in the world. Most people get educated and have ability to access social services. Moreover, it is well known of beautiful nature country where has abundant of natural resources, which is considerably essential for economy and tourism.These all factors can be displayed that Iceland has well standard of living without any big problem like the other countries. However, every society has the strength and the weakness. Iceland also has many difficulties like the others....   [tags: Country, Economy, Tourism]
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Mount Etna in Italy - 1.0 Topic Definition Volcanic Eruption, which means the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and volcanic material, is one of the catastrophes in human history. It can devastate enormous areas, as well as people. The eruption of the Vesuvius in AD 79 buried the cities of Herculaneum, Pompeii and Stabiae with ashes and mud. (Oracle think quest) The majority of ancient volcanoes, like Mt. Vesuvius in Italy and Mt. Tambora in Indonesia are all dormant volcanoes now. However, Mt. Etna, which have been erupting for millions of years, still remaining active now....   [tags: Geography ]
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A Destructive Plate Margin and Constructive Plate Margin - A Destructive Plate Margin and Constructive Plate Margin These are the plates and were they meet Were the arrows are pushing against each other this is called a DESTRUCTIVE PLATE MARGIN here a oceanic plate and a lighter continental plate push against each other the oceanic being heavier is pushed down into the mantle and melted down then the magma finds a crack or hole and pushes the magma above the ground to form a volcano. Where the plates are pulling away from each other this is called a CONSTRUCTIVE PLATE MARGIN here an oceanic and a continental plate pull apart from each other....   [tags: Papers] 365 words
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The Hazards of Volcanic Eruptions - The relevance of time and location can play a huge role towards the levels of hazards and consequences that occur when related to a volcanic eruption. Within this essay I will consider all contributory factors that may influence the processes which take place. Contrasting several volcanoes with specific differences, in both LEDC’s and MEDC’s will give a vivid and overall representation of the variation involved in volcanic processes. A hazard can best be defined as a 'situation that poses a level of threat to life, health, property or the environment.' The overall impact of volcanoes as a natural hazard varies greatly from one place and timeframe to another....   [tags: volcanoes, natural disasters, ] 1609 words
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Myths of Volcanoes - Myths and legends are everywhere. There are legends of people from long ago, myths of ancient Greeks. There are myths and legends of almost everything, including volcanoes. Myths of their creation, of why they erupt. Myths and legends of various gods controlling their own volcanoes. There is a story for almost every volcano. The amount of legends and myths concerning volcanoes is quite extensive, ranging from Hephaestus to Vulcan and everything in between. It's very interesting to know what people thought of volcanoes when the myths were made; myths about volcano are as captivating as other myths....   [tags: Myths] 991 words
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Types of Volcanoes Present on Earth - Types of Volcanoes Present on Earth Volcanoes get their name from the Greek word Vulcano. "To the ancient Greeks, Vulcano was Hiera Hephaistou…to the ancient Romans it was the home of the forges of Vulcan; to both Vulcano was the lair of the god of fire" (Bullard 1984). Since then the myths have all gone but the name Vulcano has remained as the symbol for all volcanoes. "A volcano is both the place and opening from which molten rock, solid rock or gas issues from a planetary interior" (Scarth 1994)....   [tags: Papers] 882 words
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Will the World Really End in 2012? - December 21, 2012: This date has many people wondering why scientists and researchers assume the world will come to an end. Generally, everyone is captivated on the concept of the world’s execution. Hollywood even created a film based on 2012. But is the world really going to come to an end. Are we really going to die because of some calendar that is almost done. Is a giant flare from the sun going burn us all, or an enormous volcanic eruption from a super volcano going to destroy the earth. Considering how we were to have a meltdown in 2000, it is unlikely the world will end....   [tags: 2012, world ending,]
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The Effects and Causes of Volcanic Activity - Volcanoes are formed when magma is expelled from the Earth’s surface, resulting in volcanic eruptions consisting of ash and lava. Over time, the lava cools and forms into rock on the Earth’s surface. Whenever an eruption occurs, the newly-formed rock from the lava layers continuously until the volcano takes its shape. Volcanic eruptions have taken place for thousands of years, and even today, according to the U.S Geological Survey (2010), there are approximately 1500 active volcanoes located throughout the world....   [tags: lava, magma, volcanic eruptions, climate change]
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Big Island Air Flight 58 Crash - On the 25th of September 1999, Big Island Air Flight 58 Piper Chieftain, crashed on a slope of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii at approximately 5:30pm. All nine of the passengers on board and the pilot were killed in the crash. The impact sustained by the airplane and the fire that followed the impact completely destroyed the airplane. Big Island Air Flight 58 was operating under CFR Part 135 air taxi operations providing sight seeing tours to tourists and locals. The Piper Chieftain had departed from Keahole – Kona International Airport, Kona Hawaii (KOA) at around 4:22pm....   [tags: Aviation] 1272 words
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The 1815 Eruption of Mount Tambora - Mount Tambora, located on the Island of Sumbawa, Indonesia is classified as a Stratovolcano. Also known as a composite volcano, Tambora is a tall conical volcano (cone like structure) where layers of the walls are built by hardened lava and volcanic ash. The term composite is used to describe the volcano due to the composite layered structure built from sequential outpourings of eruptive materials1. Among the most common types of volcanoes, Tambora also shares its destructive prowess with best-known volcanoes such as Krakota (1883) and Vesuvius (79 A.D)....   [tags: Plate Tectonics ] 2292 words
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Last Fortune - The sunset over ‘Pacaya Volcano’ in Guatamala can simply be described as mesmerizing. I am entranced by the way the sunset is relaxing over the volcano. The aura is a prism spectrum with blended edges of streaking colour. The volcano did not mind that the sunset was relaxing on it; instead, it is peaceful, exuding from the volcano is infectious as I also feel it. I am filled with joy because the volcano is finally peaceful. It was not always like this, there was a period of turbulence, those dark years are forever etched in my memory....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 749 words
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Mt.Vesuvius and its 79 AD Eruption - Volcano: A hill or mountain formed around and above a vent by accumulations of erupted materials, such as ash, pumice, cinders or lava-flow. The term refers both to the vent itself and to the often cone-shaped accumulation above it. (Scarth, 1994.) This definition can do Mt. Vesuvius no justice. Instead, I would describe it as one of the most hellish and population decimating volcanoes. Vesuvius lives…or lived. In its prime, Vesuvius covered and demolished two of Italy’s biggest cultural and artistic cities of its time....   [tags: essays research papers] 1667 words
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The History of the Earth - The History of the Earth History has shown that the Earth's surface can change, and just as fast, as our lives can change with it. In an instant our planet can be violent and out of control creating and destroying life and land. There is not a single day that the earth goes silently without effecting lives in a positive or negative way. The rich ash from a volcano can produce mass crops for a farmer, but in most cases it leads to mass clean up for an entire culture. Humankind has a natural instinct to adapt to our environment, and that's just what we do in every case where Earth has left us no choice....   [tags: Papers] 557 words
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Volcanic Activity at Yellowstone - Yellowstone is a national park covering 3,468 square miles in Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana and it is elevated 8,000 feet from the ground on a plateau. But is there still present volcanic hazard in Yellowstone. The park is covered with over 10,000 geysers, hot springs, mud pots, and travertine terraces, perhaps caused by a ?hot spot. that it overlies. A violent history suggests equally as devastating future volcanic activity, underground forces are causing the landscape to change and geysers to become more active....   [tags: essays research papers] 460 words
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The Geological Event of Volcanic Eruptions and the Disasters they Cause - The Geological Event of Volcanic Eruptions and the Disasters they Cause In this report I plan to discuss the geological event of volcanic eruptions and the disasters they cause. To me, this is a fascinating topic and timely seeing how the 19th anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens is upon us. I hope to inform people of the mass destruction that is caused by the eruption of a volcano. The scope of my report will be limited to: 1) describing what comes out of a volcano, 2) explaining the seven different types of volcanoes, 3) explaining the five types of volcanic eruptions, and 4) explaining the disasters they can cause people....   [tags: Papers] 2029 words
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The Ode to West Wind, by Percy Bysshe Shelley - The Ode to West Wind Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Ode to the West Wind" is a lyric poem. The poem addresses the west wind as the powerful force and the speaker asks the west wind to disseminate his words and thoughts throughout the world. The speaker narrates the vicissitude of nature and how the west wind changes the ground, the sky and the ocean. With rich imagination which is the reflection of Shelley's "defence of Poetry," the poet modifies the west wind, being both a destroyer and a preserver, as a symbol of revolution, an impetus of the rejuvenation in both human and natural world....   [tags: Synopsis and Analysis] 1238 words
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Kilauea and the Volcanism of the Hawaiian Islands - Kilauea is in the Hawaiian island chain, one of several dome volcanoes that form the big island of Hawaii. The unique feature of the islands stands in contrast to what we know about global plate tectonic theory and volcanoes that have formed around the ring of fire in the Pacific Ocean. Kilauea and the Hawaiian volcanic chain are driven by a geologic hot spot that is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Thomas Jager was one of the pioneer researchers of Hawaiian volcanism and opened the way for the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory established in 1912....   [tags: Geology ]
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Supervolcanoes and The Extinction of The Human Race - Supervolcanic eruptions are very large volcanic eruptions. None have been witnessed in recorded human history, but the evidence of them can be found in the geological record. While infrequent, a supervolcanic eruption is slightly more likely on average than a meteorite impact of comparable size, and they are capable of producing devastating effects. Previous supereruptions have been linked to mass extinction events. If one were to occur in the near future, it is possible it would cause the extinction of the human race....   [tags: supereruptions, Pacific Ring of Fire]
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The Philippines Famous Landforms - Philippines’ famous landforms The Philippines famous landforms are many and include the famed Chocolate Hills in Bohol , the famous rice terraces in Benguit, the Maria Cristina Water Falls (this is one of Philippines famous landforms and is know to be one of the world’s highest water falls) in Mindanao and of course the Palawan Underground River. One of the best known Philippines famous landforms are the Chocolate Hills in Bohol. The Chocolate Hills are a unique geological landform located in Bohol, Philippines....   [tags: tourism, geology] 590 words
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The Demise of Pompeii - Pompeii, a Roman city with a population of about 20,000, was annihilated by Mount Vesuvius on August 26, 79 AD. It wasn’t until 1595, when artifacts from Pompeii were excavated. Centuries of raiding and looting then followed. In the mid-nineteenth century, archaeological excavations began, revealing to the modern world the way the people lived (and died) in 79 A.D. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius was, in fact, the downfall of the ancient city, Pompeii, but people today still wonder how it all happened, and how it all began....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Mount St. Helen - Mount St. Helen Mount St. Helens Location: Washington, United States Latitude: 46.20 N Longitude: 122.18 W height: 2,549 meters or 8,364 feet - 9,677 feet before May 18, 1980 Type: Stratovolcano Number of eruptions in past 200 years: 2-3 Latest Eruptions: Between 1660-1700, around 1800-1802, 1831, 1835, 1842-1844, 1847-1854, 1857, 1980-. Present thermal activity: strong steaming Nickname: Mount Fuji of the West Remarks: continuous intermittent activity since 1980 with occasional eruptions of steam and ash; occasional pyroclastic flows; intermittent dome forming....   [tags: Papers] 2221 words
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The Hunger of Mount Pinatubo - The Hunger of Mount Pinatubo Sleeping peacefully for centuries uncounted, Mount Pinatubo, last year, woke up from a cursed nightmare. The gentle thundering and rumbling of the volcano's hunger to explode, frightened farmers, who grew their crops on the mountain's curves, the scientists and volcano experts, who studied day and night, to come up with a possible solution, and of course, the many thousands who lived in the valleys and on the lowland, surrounding Mount Pinatubo....   [tags: Papers] 1256 words
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Reasons why New Zealand is a Dangerous Place to Live - Reasons why New Zealand is a Dangerous Place to Live New Zealand is located in the southwest of the Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia. This beautiful country has many high lands, huge rivers and mountains, which are steep, very jagged and glaciated. There is plenty of ash over the North Island resulting from volcanic eruptions. What makes this amazing country so dangerous is that so many natural hazards exist here. New Zealand situated right through the ring of fire. This is a zone where frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions happen....   [tags: Free Essays] 420 words
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The Volcanic Eruption of Mount Saint Helens - The Volcanic Eruption of Mount Saint Helens On the 18th of May 1980 mount saint. Helens Erupted all thought Mount Saint Helens is a volcano the eruption in 1980 was actually caused by an earthquake the earthquake was 5.0 on the Richter scale. The tremor trigged the biggest landslide ever recorded this was due to molten rock movement. Mount Saint Helens is part of the Cascade Range which has numerous volcanoes thought Mount Saint Helens is the most active. Text Box: Fig 1[IMAGE]There are many causes of the Mount Saint Helens eruptions....   [tags: Papers] 511 words
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A Rational Demonstration of Irrational Thought - Voltaire's work Candide is an absurd, irrational story that takes the reader to almost every part of the world in a critical analysis of enlightenment thought. Readers may view Candide as a work that encompasses enlightenment thought. On the contrary however, Candide is indeed a correction and criticism of popular enlightenment ideals. Mainly, Voltaire focuses on the irrationality of the "best of all worlds" philosophy and in the end, concludes that there will never be a utopia on earth. Through an analysis of Pangloss and Eldorado, this will be demonstrated....   [tags: European Literature] 477 words
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Geology of Mars - Geology of Mars Mars is the planet that is the closest geologically to our own. Still we know little about the planet. All the information that we have is from what we see. We can speculate about the geology of the planet but we will never know for sure what the planet is really made of until we physicallygo there. The information is all from NASA sites or NASA related sites. Mars' red color leads us to believe that the planet has large amounts of iron. This red color is the only color that is on the surface besides the poles....   [tags: Papers] 1201 words
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Volcanoes - Volcanoes Volcanoes are natural phenomena which are on the Earth’s surface through which molten rock and gases escape from below the surface (Tarbuck, 139). These volcanoes are very interesting to observe and to study because of their amazing occurrences and majestic lava eruptions. Volcanoes have been studied ever since the beginning of mankind and the word “volcano” is thought to be derived from Vulcano, a volcanic island in the Aeolian Islands of Italy whose name in turn originates from Vulcan, the name of a god of fire in Roman mythology....   [tags: Natural Disasters ]
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Exploring the Validity of the Statement that the Eruption of Thera Caused the Downfall of Minoan Crete - Minoan Crete was a civilization experiencing great social and economic prosperity during its zenith around the time known as Late Minoan 1 (LM 1) (Sheppard Baird 2009). However the Minoan population ended abruptly and seemingly simultaneously 430 years later, this left archaeologists and historians searching for the cause (Castleden 1990, 143). The main reason archaeologists are studying the reason for the downfall is because if a date was known, a more precise historical timescale could be produced that would give a more accurate chronology of ancient history during this time (Barber 1990, 221)....   [tags: Archeology Ancient History]
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