Volcano Essays

  • Volcano Is A Volcano

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    Nature’s Fury: Volcanoes Volcanoes are one of the most terrifying and spine-chilling natural calamities that is known to mankind. It is a constant reminder of the fearsome power of Mother Nature. A volcano is a mountain with an opening at its tip and contains molten rock known as lava. Volcanoes erupt when the pressure within the volcanic mountains increases. Hot gases, fragments of rock, soil are all thrown out due to the pressure. Lava and rock fragments spill over and the air fills with smoke

  • The Paricutin Volcano

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    The Paricutin Volcano The Paricutin Volcano is a currently dormant volcano in the Mexico State of Michoacán. The volcano resides close to a city named Uruapan and is roughly 321 km west of the capital Mexico City. The Paricutin Volcano is relatively young volcano having surged into existence from the cornfield of famer Dionisio Pulido during the 1940’s. This volcanic eruption presented a unique opportunity for scientists to document the life cycle of volcanos that erupt in this way. Scientist flocked

  • Kohala Volcano Essay

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    Introduction Kohala Volcano is the oldest of five volcanoes in hawaii. Kohala is estimated of 1,000 years old and it emerged above sea level over 500,000 years ago. The most recent eruptions were 120,000 years ago. That was a long time ago! I wonder when it were to ever erupt again! Hopefully it won't erupt soon! Kohala volcano is extinct. Kohala is so old, that it experienced, and recorded a reversal of magnetic field 780,000 years ago. Kohala is a shield volcano cut by multiple gorges. Between

  • The Importance Of The Stromboli Volcano

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    The Stromboli Volcano is located at Aeolian Islands, Italy reference to picture 1 page 6. Stromboli is one of the 3 active volcanoes in Italy. Its is one of the eight islands of Aeolian Islands. The name Stromboli is from the greek name Strongule which is because of the round swelling form. The coordinates are 38.79 N, 15.21 E along with the summit elevation 926 m located near the Tyrrhenian Sea. Stromboli is an island north of the Sicily and is one of the most active volcano, it is the 3rd most

  • Article Summary of Into the Volcano

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    The article Into the Volcano by Cody Crane discusses Nyiragongo which is an active and one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. It also explains how scientists are working to prevent further damage and loss from eruption which might happen in the future. According to the article, the scientists investigate the volcano, collect the data, and determines how dangerous the eruption is. Their job was not only sitting in the lab, but they actually climb up to the volcano, and put themselves in

  • Tambora Volcano Effects

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    after an eruption can kill people and damage property on it’s way down. Above all, volcanic eruptions can even cause long term effects on the climate by making the world colder. In 1985, a volcano named “Nevado del Ruiz” killed over 20,000 people in Tolima, Colombia.

  • Mount Tambora Volcano

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    surrounding environment, and is still known to this day as the most powerful volcano eruption in history. There are many curious people that still ask themselves “what caused this devastating eruption”? Its simple, the volcano eruption wasn’t something we caused, but rather something Mother Nature itself caused. Mount Tambora is known as a stratovolcano (really dangerous and unstable), inside this volcano there's this huge magma The governor of Java sent an officer to one of the

  • Persuasive Essay On A Volcano

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    I watched a documentary on Youtube about the Super Volcano that lies beneath the oldest national park. I have always been very interested in this particular volcano because it is so close to my home in Colorado. I found this documentary to be thoroughly informative while being left extraordinarily frightening. All of those wonderful geysers, boiling mud pits, and pools of heated sulfur, all get their power by the magma chamber a mere 5 miles below the surface. This Magma chamber contains over one

  • Shield Volcano Report

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    Reserve. Well, actually that is a lie, the first place that came to my mind was the top of Haleakalā but I did not plan on travelling all the way up there. However, as is most of the island, ʻĀhihi-Kīnaʻu is still closely related to the immense shield volcano Haleakalā. My visits to the reserve have been few in the past and they were usually prompted by distant family visits. Without the pressure of hosting relatives, I was awarded the chance to take in the site at my own pace. Upon my arrival I noticed

  • Pompeii Volcano Essay

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    material that is hundreds of degrees? Crazy right? Well, its true and its called a Volcano. One question is that how can this happen? A major question is how can people know when the volcano will erupt? How does this material just eject from the volcano? Well, if you keep reading, you’ll find out. There were many tragedies regarding volcanoes like Pompeii, that occurred hundreds of years ago. A volcano is a hill or mountain that has a crater at the top of it and magma seeps through

  • Volcano Mount Vesuvius

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    Mount Vesuvius is a volcano located in southern Italy, near the bay of Naples and the city of Naples. It is the only active volcano on the European mainland. Vesuvius rises to a height of 1277 m (4190 ft). Vesuvio (Vesuvius) is probably the most famous volcano on earth, and is one of the most dangerous. Mount Vesuvius is a strato-volcano consisting of a volcanic cone (Gran Cono) that was built within a summit caldera (Mount Somma). The Somma-Vesuvius complex has formed over the last 25,000 years

  • Mt Ontake Volcano

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    This is the tale of two volcanoes, Mount Ontake (also known as Mt. Kiso Ontake) and Mount Sinabung two examples of volcanoes that erupted within the years 2012 and 2014. They both have very unique characteristics I will be doing a point by point cross examination of the two. Now I will take you back to the to the tragedy of September 27th, 2014, and of February 1st, 2014. Mt. Ontake, is located 62 miles northeast of Nagoya, Japan, and 125 miles west of Tokyo. It is the second highest volcanic mountain

  • Essay On Valles Caldera Volcano

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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

  • The Quilotoa Volcano: The City Of The City

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    The Quilotoa Volcano (3,900 meters), located in the province of Cotopaxi, Zumbahua Parish is part of the Ecological Reserve Iliniza. Its name comes from two Quechua words "Quiru" which means tooth and "toa" meaning queen because of the shape of the lagoon, as it has almost elliptical shape of about 3.15 kilometers in diameter and a difference of 440 meters between the level water and the upper edge. The crater rim ends in the southwest side door with Huyantic or Zhalaló summit is 4,010 meters. The

  • Volcano Called Mount Vesuvius

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    .. ... middle of paper ... ...uvius was that of Herculeam. Initially, the town escaped any major damage from ash fall as it was upwind from the volcano. (Natural history of Pompeii) Unlike Pompeii, Herculeam’s demise was much more swift and potent. The end of Herculeam would come at the mercy of red hot mudflows and steam spills from the volcano. As at around 1 AM on August 25th, this combination would reach Herculeam and scorch everything in it’s way. (Museum timeline) Later on, the initial

  • Summary Of Vacation Under The Volcano

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    Vacation Under the Volcano Matt Stevens Period 2 The Magic Tree House is a series of books that most young readers have read throughout elementary school and early middle school. The series is based on two little kids by the names of Jack and Annie. In Vacation Under the Volcano the children travel back in time to the day when Mount Vesuvius erupted, destroying Pompeii. Pompeii was a city included in the ancient Roman Empire and I absolutely love ancient history such as Rome, so this book

  • The Mauna Loa Volcano

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    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

  • Yellowtone Volcano Research Paper

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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

  • Mount Etna Volcano Essay

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    The volcano of Mount Etna has been on this earth for about 500,000 years and is still currently active. This volcano is located on the east side of Sicily, Italy and stands 10,900 feet tall with a base circumference of 93 miles; it also still has a series of eruptions dating back to 2001. Mount Etna is considered a stratovolcano which means it’s built on top of many layers of lava and ash made from previous eruptions. What makes this volcano so unique is that it has many eruption styles ranging from

  • Forecasting Earthquakes and Volcano Eruptions

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    There are many pro’s for attempting to forecast an earthquake or volcano. Forecasting an earthquake or eruption saves lives and property, mainly by preparation, as there is no way to prevent these events with today technology. On February 4th 1975 in Haicheng China there was a magnitude 7.5 earthquake. Over a period of months there were changes in elevation in land, ground water and unusual animal behavior which are all precursors to an earthquake. Days before the 7.5 magnitude earthquake there were