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    Valles Caldera Volcano The super volcano and the hot magma beneath the caldera can cause an eruption which will cover Las Alamos, and many small towns in the region Brandon Neel 4/9/2014 English 218 History One of the largest and youngest volcanoes and considered a super volcano in the United States is known as the Valles Caldera. The location of the volcano is in the Jemez Mountains by Santa Fe New Mexico. New research from the scientists in the Valles Caldera concerning ejected microscopic

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    Mount Mazama Essay

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    club the Mazamas), was destroyed during an enormous explosive eruption 7,700 years ago. So much molten rock was expelled that the summit area collapsed during the eruption to form a large volcanic depression, or caldera. Subsequent smaller eruptions occurred as water began to fill the caldera to eventually form the deepest lake in the United States. Decades of detailed scientific studies of Mount Mazama and new maps of the floor of Crater Lake reveal stunning details of the volcano’s eruptive history

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    Crater Lake

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    for the mountain was lost and the walls of the volcano began to collapse. In just a matter of days the top of the mountain was destroyed and left a caldera. A caldera is a word used by geologists to describe large basin-shaped volcanic depressions. The destruction Mount Mazama was what marked the beginning of the formation of Crater Lake. The caldera was about 3,000 feet deep and over time, snow and rai...

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    Kiueea And The Volcanoes

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    Hawaiian islands. The history of eruptions from Kilauea is lengthy and the volcano’s name actually means, “spewing.” The oldest documented samples of lava date back almost 3,000 years and the oldest human documented eruption happened in 1823. The caldera at the Kilauea summit crater has a lava lake, continuously smoking. The crater is named “Pu’u O’o” and is called a spatter cone, which is a typical cone that is associated with volcanoes with highly fluid magma. The partial liquid molten rock that

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    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is about 30 miles southwest of Hilo. It is on the big island of Hawaii. This park is the home of Kilauea Volcano. Kilauea is one of the most active volcanoes on earth. The chance to see this creation and destruction makes this park one of the most visited National Parks in the United States. The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was founded on August 1, 1916. The park holds 333,000 acres of land from the sea to the highest point

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    Science of Volcanic Activity Prediction

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    California. U.S. Geological Survey, Revised May 2000. Hill, David P. et al. Future Eruptions in California's Long Valley AreaWhat's Likely? USGS, Fact Sheet revised November 1998. Austin, Ken, Susan Owen, Ilene Cooper. GPS and Long Valley Caldera. University of Southern California, May 2004. News: Long Valley Exploratory Well. Information Network: International Continental Scientific Drilling Program. GeoForschungsZentrum PotsdamDecember 5, 2003. <http://icdp.gfzpotsdam.de/sites/longvalley/news/news

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    Volcanos are amazing and frightening geologic features of our earth. Their volcanic ash feeds the farmlands, but that same ash from a violent eruption destroys crops. There are numerous volcanic eruptions that have changed the world. These eruptions include Mt. Saint Helens, Kilauea, Pompeii, and Pinatubo. The purpose of this paper is to describe the jeopardy of a volcano in the United States. The Yellowstone supervolcano is in Wyoming, a sparsely populated state in the American West. Yellowstone

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    Super Volcanoes

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    When one of these large eruptions occurs, a huge amount of material is blasted out of the super volcano, leaving a massive crater or caldera. A caldera can be as much as forty or fifty miles wide. At Yellowstone, the caldera is so big that it includes a fair amount of the entire park. In effect, it is so big that at first scientists didn't see the state a caldera had until it was photographed from space. Super volcanoes are formed when magma rises from the mantle to create a scorching reservoir

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    found 3 calderas from past eruptions. The last and biggest eruption ever known to man, taking place 64,000 years ago, left a huge Caldera towards the North part of Wyoming up into Montana that can only be fully seen in the air. The effects of this eruption were felt most heavily in a radius of 300 miles however there were devastating effects were felt worldwide and they lasted up to 9 years. This caldera is the biggest ever known to mankind, and with part of it overlapped with a caldera from a previous

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    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. "We are his

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