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    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

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    melted rock becomes too nice, associate eruption happens. Eruptions may be quiet or explosive. There could also be volcanic rock flows, two-dimensional landscapes, toxic gases, and flying rock and ash that may generally travel many miles downwind. Because of their intense heat, volcanic rock flows area unit nice fireplace hazards. volcanic rock flows destroy everything in their path, however most inch enough that folks will move out of the approach. Fresh volcanic ash, made from small-grained rock,

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    The Eruption and its impacts In November 1985, one of the most catastrophic eruptions took place to rewrite the history of natural disasters. It was a volcanic eruption that took place in northern Colombia in Nevado Del Ruiz which took many lives. Over 23,000 people were killed and caused mostly due to a large mud flow which “swept through the town of Armero.” [4] These mud flows is what geologists call “lahars”; the word comes from the Indonesian term for “hot or cold mixture of water and rock fragments

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    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,

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    Air Pollution

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    of coal-fired power stations. Nitrogen oxides that is produced by the exhaust of cars, causes pneumonia and asphyxia. The outcome of the well known dust particles is often underestimated. It is caused by industrial chimneys, car exhaust, and volcanic eruptions and it effects the environment by toxic effects and damage of the lungs. Radioactive isotopes which are caused by small quantities from nuclear waste and nuclear accidents have an carcinogenic effect on the environment as well. The outcome of

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    Pollution has become a major issue over the years because it contaminates the Earth’s environment and affects human health. While some environmental pollution is a result of natural causes such as volcanic eruptions, most is caused by human activities. The increase of various types of pollution has made cancer pollutant more prevalent among the people, raising the risk of getting cancer. After being exposed to theses pollutants, the effects may be immediate or delayed. Some of the delayed effects

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    Ozone Depletion and the Environment

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    scientific evidence that man-made chemicals are destroying the ozone layer -- Nobel prizes have already been awarded for the research. Rush Limbaugh argues that humans are safe, because volcanic chlorine has been working on the ozone layer longer than man-made chlorine, and yet we're still here. But this argument is false. Volcanic chlorine is water soluble, and rained harmlessly out of the atmosphere. Human CFCs are insoluble, and can therefore rise to the ozone layer where they can do their damage.

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    landscape. The combination of English, Irish, and African residents also created a unique culture and a form of English Creole. Politically and economically, Montserrat has depended on Great Britain for nearly four centuries. In the late-1990s, a volcanic disaster devastated Montserrat and changed the island’s geography, economy, and political relationship with the United Kingdom. Montserrat’s culture was also affected, as many people fled the island, and those who remained were forced to drastically

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    averaging 450 (and up to 600) miles per hour in the open ocean. As the waves approach the coast, their speed decreases and their amplitude increases. Tsunamis are most often generated by earthquake-induced movement of the ocean floor. Landslides, volcanic eruptions, and even meteorites can also generate a tsunami. Areas at greatest risk are less than 25 feet above sea level and within one mile of the shoreline. From an initial tsunami generating source area, waves travel outward in all directions much

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    is irreversible, glaciers reflect solar radiation into space. The lack of atmospheric carbon dioxide prevented greenhouse from occurring, earth is frozen until the hemisphere is totally glaciated. (Hoffman, 1998) Deglaciation can occur when volcanic eruptions saturate the atmosphere with carbon dioxide gas and resume the greenhouse effect on climate. Solar radiation is absorbed by greenhouse gases, rewarming the climate. A dramatic expansion of the biosphere occurred. ("Cold") History of "Snowball

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