Over time this grows larger and a volcano is created. They hold scorching hot lava in their stomachs waiting for the right time to release it. Volcanoes are both incredibly dangerous and extremely destructive. There are literally countless volcanoes that are on earth; however, many of these volcanoes are not a threat because they are either dormant or extinct. Mt.
Volcanoes a world phenomena captivating and amazing the humans earth. Volcanoes might be amazing to look at, but deep down their lurks a monster that can erupt. Volcanoes are a monstrous mountain that can destroy anything. Volcanoes are formed in all shapes and sizes, but still can do the same damage. Volcanoes are a part of earth's beautiful mountains, but they are no ordinary mountain.
The volcano has already took a couple of lives of tourists, and also a tour guide, because they got to close to the danger zone. In today’s world the Ring of Fire is very different than it was a thousand years ago, because of the changing of the tectonic plates. When the Pacific Plate hits nearby plates they will sink. Whenever the crust melts it produces magma, which feeds to the different volcanoes in the Ring of Fire, or t helps produce new volcanoes. The tectonic plates are the main reason of these earthquakes.
Introduction Mount Vesuvius if a well-known volcano located in the Gulf of Naples, Italy. It has an infamous history of being very destructive to nearby civilizations, and erupting almost every century. The most famous eruption occurred in 79 AD, where the volcano eruption completely covered the nearby cities and killed many people. Today, the area around surrounding the volcano is well populated; however there are precautions put in place in order to avoid a loss as large as the one in 79 AD. Geologic Process Mount Vesuvius is classified as a stratovolcano because its eruptions are very explosive and involve pyroclastic flows (Bagley).
Volcanoes are conical structure built by discharge of lava. The dome- shaped structures not only have increased beauty of the nature and make it look magnificent but on the other hand they are extremely dangerous as they contribute to create huge catastrophes. As an illustration, the word volcano is originated from the name Vulcan, which means the god of fire in Roman. Centuries ago people believed that the eruption of volcanoes are a supernatural for instance, in Polynesia, there is a peak called Pele’s peak where people thought that the eruption was caused whenever, Pele the god of volcanoes were angry. All the misconception was because people were living a centuries of blindness where technologies weren’t used and people believe on what they heard but today with the advance of technology and intellectualism we know that volcanic eruptions are not super natural, but are the form due to the listen Volcanic eruptions may create lanscapes such as, mountains, plateaus, plains and fertile fields, but on the other hand it may also destroy landscapes.
There is a little difference between the words lava and magma. Lava is the magma inside the volcano but when a volcano erupts the magma is called lava. Magma is lava but hasn’t come out of a volcano. Now you can tell the difference between lava and magma. When a volcano erupts sometimes lightning appears and blends with the volcano eruption striking down and making the matters of the damage worse.
They have wiped out populations in the past and have the potential to decimate more in the future. Geologists are predicting that a volcanic eruption will occur that will dwarf eruptions such as Vesuvius and Mt. St. Helen’s. (http://www.ph_heidelburg.de/stud/EGGERTT/vesuvio.html) The only thing we can do is sit and wait…nature will take its course. List of Refrences Morris,C.
Pyroclastic flows have hot ash, rock fragments, and gas in them. These flows of hot ash, rock fragments, and gas are deadly because of their high temperatures of 850° C. Also they a... ... middle of paper ... ...nbsp; Resources USGS "Types of Volcanic Eruptions" Http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/volc/eruptions.html USGS "MSHNVM and CVO" Http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/MSH/ImageMaps/SWWash/swwash_map.html "MSH Map, Cross-sections, and Time-depth Plot" Http://spike.geophys.washington.edu/SEIS/PNSN/HELENS/mshfigs.html "Simplified Eruptive History of Mount St. Helens" Http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Imgs/Gif/MSH/Graphics/EruptiveHistory/msh_eruptive_stages.gif Edward W. Wolfe and Thomas C. Pierson, 1995, "Volcanic-Hazard Zonation for Mount St. Helens Washington, 1995": USGS Open-File Report 95-497 Http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/MSH/Hazards/OFR95-497/OFR95-497.html "Encart Reference, Volcano, Types of Volcano" © 1993-2000 Microsoft Corporation Http://encarta.msn.com/find/concise.asp?ti=761570122&sid=20#s20 "Volcano," Microsoft® Encarta® Online Encyclopedia 2000 © 1997-2000 Microsoft Corporation Http://encarta.msn.com/find/concise.asp?mod=1&ti=761570122&page=3#s22vb Nas.N
Tsunamis are also caused when volcanoes erupt. This is because if the volcano releases its stress on the side where the body of water exists, the properties of the volcano will empty out into the water causing massive waves across it. No matter what kind of happening that a volcano causes, it can be very detrimental to the people that it affects. (volcanoes.usgs.gov) There have been many volcanoes throughout the history of the world to have a great eruption and be recorded. For instance, Mount Pinatubo erupted in Luzon Philippines of 1991.
The eruption on Mount Saint Helens has a specific cause and comes with many effects. A multifold of people would say that the “mountain looked like the site of an atomic blast” (Bredeson 30). That is a very accurate depiction as it took great power to inflict as much damage as it did. The reason for this impressive amount of force is that when magma is built up with pressure and an earthquake hits, the pressure gets magnified and the volcano explodes (Lewis). This is exactly what happened inside Mount Saint Helens.