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Volcanoes and Volcanic Eruptions
What is a Volcano?
Plate Tectonics and Mount Vesuvius
Largest Volcano - That title is shared by Tamu Massif, Mauna Kea and Ojos del Salado.
Stromboli Volcano Geology, history, maps, plate tectonics and more.
Pele's Hair and Pele's Tears are two unusual types of lava found at Kilauea and Mauna Loa.
Hawaiian Hot Spot
How did the Hawaiian Islands Form? The power of a moving plate over a stationary hot spot.
St. Helens - 30 Years
Mount St. Helens - 30 Years Two USGS videos review the eruption and its impact.
Spatter Cones are small, steep, volcanic cones built of welded basaltic lava.
Mount Rainier A dangerous volcano with a history of deadly lahars and pyroclastic flows.
Yellowstone Supervolcano Three USGS videos explain the history and eruptive activity.
Mount Vesuvius Geology, history, maps, facts and more about Vesuvius Volcano.
Mount Etna The most active volcano in Europe, continues an eruption that started in 2001.
Spectacular Eruption Photos A collection of volcanic eruption photos by USGS, NASA, NOAA.
Igneous Rocks Descriptions and photos of common igneous rocks.
Cinder Cones are the smallest, simplest, and most common type of volcano.
Volcanic Explosivity Rating volcanic eruptions based upon the volume of tephra ejected.
Blue Flames and the largest highly acidic lake in the world at Kawah Ijen Volcano.
Great Rift Valley
The East Africa Rift System Volcanics and tectonics of this active rift system.
Solar System Volcanoes occur on Earth and moons of Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune.
Calderas are large volcanic craters formed by some of Earth\'s largest eruptions.
The Next Hawaiian Island could be growing in the Pacific Ocean right now. Its name is Lo'ihi.
Volcanic Hazards Lava, pyroclastic density currents, lahars, gases and more.
Chaiten Volcano Geology, history and facts about this explosive volcano.
Helenite is a man-made glass produced by fusing ash from the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption.
Santa Maria Volcano
Santa Maria A volcano in Guatemala. Produced one of the largest eruptions of the 1900s.
Volcanic Ash Learn about volcanic ash, volcanic dust and their impacts.
Olympus Mons The largest volcano in the solar system is on Mars.
What is a Maar?
What is a Maar? The second most common volcanic landscape feature on Earth.
Types Of Eruptions
Types of Volcanic Eruptions A description of the most common eruption types.
Where Are the Canary Islands? Off the northwest coast of Africa, 60 miles west of Morocco.
Kilauea Eruption - photos of the 2018 eruption in the East Rift Zone of Kilauea Volcano.
Igneous and Volcanic
Igneous and Volcanic Features an introduction to how these rocks occur below and above ground.
The most powerful eruption of the 20th century was initially blamed on the wrong volcano.
Redoubt Volcano Lightning Photographs of lightning in the Redoubt Volcano ash cloud.
Teaching Plate Tectonics Students enjoy learning with easy-to-draw illustrations.
Gifts That Rock
Gifts That Rock - What are the most popular gift items in the Geology.com store?
Redoubt Facts, history, geology, hazards and plate tectonics of this Alaskan volcano.
Lunar Rift System
Lunar Rift System? Gravity maps revise the geologic history of the near side of the Moon.
Pavlof Volcano - an active North American volcano and a threat to air traffic.
Volcanoes on Venus?
Volcanoes on Venus? The surface of Venus is covered by lava flows and shield volcanoes.
Dallol Volcano is one of the strangest landscapes on earth - at 269 feet below sea level.
Galeras Volcano The most active volcano in Colombia. Article by Jessica Ball.
Arenal Volcano Geology, history, hazards, plate tectonics and more.
Mount Agung is an active and dangerous volcano on the island of Bali, Indonesia.
Mount Cleveland is an active volcano in the Aleutian Islands and a threat to air traffic.
Geology Tools - Rock hammers, field bags, hand lenses, maps, hardness picks, gold pans.
Kick 'em Jenny
Kick 'em Jenny is a submarine volcano and one of the most active on the Caribbean plate.