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Volcanoes and Volcanic Eruptions


Mount Etna
Mount Etna
Mount Etna The most active volcano in Europe, continues an eruption that started in 2001.
Volcanic Explosivity
Volcanic Explosivity
Volcanic Explosivity Rating volcanic eruptions based upon the volume of tephra ejected.
Mount Vesuvius
Mount Vesuvius
Mount Vesuvius Geology, history, maps, facts and more about Vesuvius Volcano.
Yellowstone Caldera
Yellowstone Caldera
Yellowstone Supervolcano Three USGS videos explain the history and eruptive activity.
Deepest Volcano
Deepest Volcano
The Deepest Volcano Erupting 4000 feet below the surface of the Pacific.
Dangerous Volcano
Mount Rainier
Mount Rainier A dangerous volcano with a history of deadly lahars and pyroclastic flows.
Geology Tools
Geology Tools
Geology Tools - Hammers, field bags, hand lenses, maps, hardness picks, gold pans.
St. Helens - 30 Years
Mount St. Helens - 30 Years
Mount St. Helens - 30 Years Two USGS videos review the eruption and its impact.
Volcanic Hazards
Volcanic Hazards
Volcanic Hazards Lava, pyroclastic density currents, lahars, gases and more.
Mount Cleveland
Mount Cleveland
Mount Cleveland is an active volcano in the Aleutian Islands and a threat to air traffic.
Largest Volcano
Largest Volcanoes
Largest Volcano - That title is shared by Tamu Massif, Mauna Kea and Ojos del Salado.
Volcanic Ash
Volcanic Ash
Volcanic Ash Learn about volcanic ash, volcanic dust and their impacts.
Teaching Tectonics
Teaching Tectonics
Teaching Plate Tectonics Students enjoy learning with easy-to-draw illustrations.
Hawaiian Hot Spot
Hawaiian Hot Spot
How did the Hawaiian Islands Form? The power of a moving plate over a stationary hot spot.
Igneous Rocks
Igneous Rocks
Igneous Rocks Descriptions and photos of common igneous rocks.
Mars Volcano
Olympus Mons
Olympus Mons The largest volcano in the solar system is on Mars.
Blue Flames
blue flames
Blue Flames and the largest highly acidic lake in the world at Kawah Ijen Volcano.
Santa Maria Volcano
Santa Maria Volcano
Santa Maria A volcano in Guatemala. Produced one of the largest eruptions of the 1900s.
Great Rift Valley
Great Rift Valley
The East Africa Rift System Volcanics and tectonics of this active rift system.
Types Of Eruptions
Types Of Eruptions
Types of Volcanic Eruptions A description of the most common eruption types.
Stromboli Volcano
Stromboli Volcano
Stromboli Volcano Geology, history, maps, plate tectonics and more.
Calderas
Calderas
Calderas are large volcanic craters formed by some of Earth\'s largest eruptions.
Eruption Photos
Eruption Photos
Spectacular Eruption Photos A collection of volcanic eruption photos by USGS, NASA, NOAA.
Solar System
Solar 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.
Chaiten Volcano
Chaiten Volcano
Chaiten Volcano Geology, history and facts about this explosive volcano.
Redoubt Volcano
Redoubt Volcano
Redoubt Facts, history, geology, hazards and plate tectonics of this Alaskan volcano.
Dallol Volcano
Dallol Volcano
Dallol Volcano is one of the strangest landscapes on earth - at 269 feet below sea level.
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano Geology, history, hazards, plate tectonics and more.
Pavlof Volcano
Pavlof Volcano
Pavlof Volcano - an active North American volcano and a threat to air traffic.
What is a Maar?
What is a Maar?
What is a Maar? The second most common volcanic landscape feature on Earth.
Volcanoes on Venus?
Volcanoes on Venus
Volcanoes on Venus? The surface of Venus is covered by lava flows and shield volcanoes.
Galeras Volcano
Galeras Volcano
Galeras Volcano The most active volcano in Colombia. Article by Jessica Ball.
Volcanic Lightning
Volcanic Lightning
Redoubt Volcano Lightning Photographs of lightning in the Redoubt Volcano ash cloud.
Lunar Rift System
lunar rift system
Lunar Rift System? Gravity maps revise the geologic history of the near side of the Moon.
Helenite
Helenite
Helenite is a man-made glass produced by fusing ash from the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption.
CO2 Rich Lavas
Carbonatite Lava Flows:
Carbonatite Lava Flows These carbon dioxide rich lavas are as fluid as motor oil.
Tao-Rusyr Caldera
Tao-Rusyr Caldera
Tao-Rusyr Caldera was the site of a massive volcanic eruption about 9000 years ago.