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  • Mauna Loa Mauna Loa
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    MAUNA LOA Mauna Loa, which directly translated from Hawaiian means "Long Mountain", refers to a volcano located in the South Pacific. It is one of the largest volcanoes in the world and makes up a large portion of the island we know as Hawaii. Since its birth, somewhere between 700,000 and 1,000,000 years ago, Mauna Loa has grown to over 13,680 feet above sea level. To this day, Mauna Loa continues to be one of the most studied volcanoes in the world. Mauna Loa is an example of a shield volcano,...
  • Volcanoes Long Eruptive History And Recent Activity
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    Viewing an erupting volcano is a memorable experience; one that has inspired fear, superstition, worship, curiosity, and fascination throughout the history of mankind. The active Hawaiian volcanoes have received special attention worldwide because of their frequent spectacular eruptions, which can be viewed and studied with a relative ease and safety. The island of Hawaii is composed of five volcanoes, three of which have been active within the past two hundred years. Kilauea's latest eruption s...
  • Volcano Eruptions
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    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; occas...
  • Active Volcanic Craters
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    Kilauea Hawaii consists of a string of islands, or an archipelago. Kilauea is located on one of these islands, the central Hawaii island. Kilauea is one of the worlds most active volcanic craters. Craters are formed either by the massive collapse of material during volcanic activity, by unusually violent explosions, or later by erosion during dormancy (Comptons). It is situated on the southeastern slope of the great volcanic mountain Mauna Loa. Its elevation is 1111 m (3646 ft.) above sea level....
  • 1999 A New Volcano
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    AN OTHER ERUPTION? The January 13, 1999 a new volcano, a strato volcano, erupted. This volcano is the Soufriere Hills on the island of Montserrat in the West Indies near Cuba and Barbados. Montserrat has three groups of mountains, the highest group is the Soufriere Hills his elevation is 915 meters in the southern part of the island. Christopher Columbus reached Montserrat in 1493 during is second voyage to the Western Hemisphere. This volcano began erupting on July 18, 1995. This is the first r...

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