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Volcanoes and Volcanic Eruptions

Volcanic ExplosivityVolcanic Explosivity Volcanic Explosivity Rating volcanic eruptions based upon the volume of tephra ejected. Mars VolcanoOlympus Mons Olympus Mons The largest volcano in the solar system is on Mars. Dallol VolcanoDallol Volcano Dallol Volcano is one of the strangest landscapes on earth - at 269 feet below sea level. Solar SystemSolar System Volcanoes Solar System Volcanoes Earth is not the only location of volcanic activity.
Wrong Volcano?Novarupta The most powerful eruption of the 20th century was blamed on the wrong volcano. What is a Maar?What is a Maar? What is a Maar? The second most common volcanic landscape feature on Earth. St. Helens - 30 YearsMount St. Helens - 30 Years Mount St. Helens - 30 Years Two USGS videos review the eruption and its impact. Types Of EruptionsTypes Of Eruptions Types of Volcanic Eruptions A description of the most common eruption types.
Yellowstone CalderaYellowstone Caldera Yellowstone Supervolcano Three USGS videos explain the history and eruptive activity. Deepest VolcanoDeepest Volcano The Deepest Volcano Erupting 4000 feet below the surface of the Pacific. Dangerous VolcanoMount Rainier Mount Rainier A dangerous volcano with a history of deadly lahars and pyroclastic flows. Mount VesuviusMount Vesuvius Mount Vesuvius Geology, history, maps, facts and more about Vesuvius Volcano.
Mount EtnaMount Etna Mount Etna The most active volcano in Europe, continues an eruption that started in 2001. Igneous RocksIgneous Rocks Igneous Rocks Descriptions and photos of common igneous rocks. Chaiten VolcanoChaiten Volcano Chaiten Volcano Geology, history and facts about this explosive volcano. Volcanic HazardsVolcanic Hazards Volcanic Hazards Lava, pyroclastic density currents, lahars, gases and more.
Teaching TectonicsTeaching Tectonics Teaching Plate Tectonics Students enjoy learning with easy-to-draw illustrations. Eruption PhotosEruption Photos Spectacular Eruption Photos A collection of volcanic eruption photos by USGS, NASA, NOAA. CalderasCalderas Calderas are large volcanic craters formed by some of Earth\'s largest eruptions. Volcanoes on Venus?Volcanoes on Venus Volcanoes on Venus? The surface of Venus is covered by lava flows and shield volcanoes.
Stromboli VolcanoStromboli Volcano Stromboli Volcano Geology, history, maps, plate tectonics and more. Largest VolcanoesLargest Volcanoes Tamu Massif might be the largest volcano but Mauna Kea and Ojos del Salado are rivals. Hawaiian Hot SpotHawaiian Hot Spot How did the Hawaiian Islands Form? The power of a moving plate over a stationary hot spot. Volcanic AshVolcanic Ash Volcanic Ash Learn about volcanic ash, volcanic dust and their impacts.
Volcanic LightningVolcanic Lightning Redoubt Volcano Lightning Photographs of lightning in the Redoubt Volcano ash cloud. Great Rift ValleyGreat Rift Valley The East Africa Rift System Volcanics and tectonics of this active rift system. Santa Maria VolcanoSanta Maria Volcano Santa Maria A volcano in Guatemala. Produced one of the largest eruptions of the 1900\'s. Pavlof VolcanoPavlof Volcano Pavlof Volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in North America and a threat to air traffic.
Arenal VolcanoArenal Volcano Arenal Volcano Geology, history, hazards, plate tectonics and more. Tao-Rusyr CalderaTao-Rusyr Caldera Tao-Rusyr Caldera was the site of a massive volcanic eruption about 9000 years ago. CO2 Rich LavasCarbonatite Lava Flows: Carbonatite Lava Flows These carbon dioxide rich lavas are as fluid as motor oil. Redoubt VolcanoRedoubt Volcano Redoubt Facts, history, geology, hazards and plate tectonics of this Alaskan volcano.
Mount ClevelandMount Cleveland Mount Cleveland is an active volcano in the Aleutian Islands and a threat to air traffic. Galeras VolcanoGaleras Volcano Galeras Volcano Colombia\'s most active volcano. Article by Jessica Ball.    
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