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  • Erupt From A Volcano
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    Volcanoes JACK KN OFF WR 327 Technical Report Spring '99 Introduction In this report I plan to discuss the geological event of volcanic eruptions and the disasters they cause. To me, this is a fascinating topic and timely seeing how the 19th anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens is upon us. I hope to inform people of the mass destruction that is caused by the eruption of a volcano. The scope of my report will be limited to: 1) describing what comes out of a volcano, 2) explaining the sev...
  • Volcanoes Erupt Eruption Of A Volcano
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    Volcanoes What is a Volcano The scientific definition of a volcano is a geological landform, consisting of a fissure in the earth's crust, above which a cone of volcanic material has accumulated. The cone is formed by the deposition of molten or solid matter that flows or is ejected through the vent from the interior of the earth. At the top of the cone is a bowl shaped vent called a crater (Decker). There are many types of volcanoes, but scientist and geological experts have divided them into t...
  • Five Types Of Eruptions A Volcano
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    Volcanoes A volcano is a vent in the earth's crust through which magma (molten rock) and gas are released. The magma, once it reaches the surface, is called lava. The lava forms a hill around the vent or opening. The lava can flow out as a viscous liquid, or it may explode from the vent as solid or liquid particles. Types of Volcanoes There are three different types of volcanoes that can be formed around a vent. The ways to identify each type are what it is composed of and what into what shape i...
  • Volcanoes Form
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    Hot! Fire! Destruction! These are words that most people associate with volcanoes. But some good effects can come out of volcanoes. Volcanoes also have their own special mythology associated with them. A lot of volcanoes have some general characteristics in common. There are many volcanoes around the world and some have special characteristics. So come along and take a trip with me into the wonderful and exciting world of volcanoes. Over 550 volcanoes have erupted on the surface of the Earth sin...
  • Time The Volcano Erupts
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    Mt. St. Helens Top of Volcano Blown Off In Blast! 18/04/82.60 people were killed today when Mt. St Helens blew its top Mt. St Helens erupted two years ago today in a blast that caused the volcano to be reduced by 451 metre's (1313 feet). The volcano is south-western Washington and is part of the Cascade Range. Mt. St Helens had been dormant since 1859 and has let off its first blast since then today. The volcano killed all life in an area of 180 sq. cm (70 sq. miles) including at least 60 people...
  • Lassen Peak Volcanoes
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    Lassen Peak Volcanoes are some of the most beautiful and dangerous things to observe in the world. Volcanoes are some of the most amazing things to watch, they make you want to be close to them but it's to dangerous. The volcano I chose was " Lassen Peak' located in California, USA. I chose this volcano because it's located in California, and California is one of my favourite places in the world. Now I'am going to tell you a little bit about Lassen Peak. This volcano is located in Northern Calif...
  • Erupting Volcano
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    VOLCANOES Volcanoes are holes or vents in the Earth's crust, created when molten hot magma under the crust of the Earth is forced upward to the surface. Magma collects in a chamber beneath the crust, pressure builds up and forces it up through cracks or fissure and a conduit to the surface is created. Hot gases try to escape but are trapped in the magma. The surface of the Earth begins to bulge until the pressure can no longer be contained. Gases and fragments are released in a violent explosion...
  • Damage Caused By Hurricanes High Winds
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    earthquake, trembling or shaking movement of the earth's surface. Most earthquakes are minor tremors. Larger earthquakes usually begin with slight tremors but rapidly take the form of one or more violent shocks, and end in vibrations of gradually diminishing force called aftershocks. The subterranean point of origin of an earthquake is called its focus; the point on the surface directly above the focus is the epicenter. The magnitude and intensity of an earthquake is determined by the use of sca...
  • Distant Earthquakes A Tsunami
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    When the tsunami disaster occurred, the whole world felt the devastation. People from all over the world offered their support and sent money to help victims. Their helping hands were appreciated by thousands and blessed the hearts of families. Instead of saying that different parts of the world should deal with their own problems, everyone made other countries problems their own. The tsunami caused astronomical numbers of damage towards the United States. This massive impact of the tsunami was ...
  • Type Of Volcano
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    Volcano: A hill or mountain formed around and above a vent by accumulations of erupted materials, such as ash, pumice, cinders or lava-flow. The term refers both to the vent itself and to the often cone-shaped accumulation above it. (Scarth, 1994.) This definition can do Mt. Vesuvius no justice. Instead, I would describe it as one of the most hellish and population decimating volcanoes. Vesuvius lives... or lived! In its prime, Vesuvius covered and demolished two of Italy's biggest cultural and ...
  • Volcanic Eruptions And Earthquakes
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    Earthquakes mainly occur around the Pacific Ocean and the coastlines bordering on it. These are the coastlines of: eastern region of Asia and Oceania, and the western region of North and South America. A pattern of earthquakes continue around the coastlines of the following regions: Chile, Peru, west Mexico, west of U.S.A., South of Alaska, Aleutian Islands, Japan, Philippines, Vanuatu, and Fiji islands. Some earthquakes occur off coast. However, based on the map on Q 1, these earthquakes genera...
  • Flow Like A Volcano
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    Analysis First I filled the cup half way with vinegar. Then I added two drops of food coloring. Then I added the baking soda, but the fizz didn't over flow like a volcano. So while it was still fizzing I added more vinegar, and it over flowed all over my kitchen table. And while it was fizzing, at the top I can feel like little, little bubbles in the fizz are exploding on the top. Conclusion In conclusion volcanoes are not just big rocks that erupt and everyone should look out for, but a planet....
  • Nevada Del Ruiz Volcano
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    Nevada Del Ruiz Volcano The volcano that I am doing my report on is the composite-cone Nevada Del Ruiz volcano, located in the South American country of Columbia. The location of the volcano is near the Nazca and American tectonic plates which merge near the northwest coast of the South America continent. Nevada Del Ruiz is located in the Andes mountains and is the highest and the most northern volcano in South America. The volcano's summit is at an elevation of over 17,000 feet above sea level ...

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