Volcanoes in the Classroom?

Answer A volcano is an opening in the Earth that allows hot lava and gas to be released from below the Earth's surface. This release can be constant or through an eruption, which can occur with little or ... Read More »

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Differences Between Mud Volcanoes & Phreatomagmatic Volcanoes?

The mountainous structure of a volcano is responsible for unleashing massive amounts of energy, lava and ash during an eruption. Mud and phreatomagmatic are words that best describe a type of erupt... Read More »

Where are most of the world volcanoes?

Seventy five percent of the world's volcanoes are along the Pacific Ring of Fire. Sometimes simply called the "Ring of Fire," it consists of 452 volcanoes along the Pacific coasts of North America,... Read More »

What does holocene mean in regards to volcanoes?

The term “Holocene” refers to the last 10,000 years of geological time. When scientists use the word Holocene when speaking about volcanoes, it means that a volcano erupted during the last 10,0... Read More »

Volcanoes in the Himalayas?

The staggering size of the Himalayan mountains brings to question why there are so few volcanoes in the region. The explanation lies within the type of plate collision that creates these formations... Read More »