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To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Volcanoes can trigger tsunamis, floods, earthquakes, pyroclastic flow, mudflows, lava flows, ash, avalanches, and poisonous gas. Facts About Volcanoes: Volcanoes are geological wonders that have been a source of fascination for centuries. As the tectonic plate moves over the hotspot, lava bursts out, slowly building up a bigger and bigger mound of lava rock until it breaches the surface of the ocean. Mauna Loa in Hawaii (Pacific Ocean) is the world’s largest active shield volcano standing at 4,170 m high.

You will find the majority of Russia’s volcanoes along the Kamchatka Peninsula, which is located on the eastern side of the country. In numerous instances throughout history, volcanoes have spewed a lethal mix of ash and rain to surrounding cities. They are thought to be widespread along the mid-Atlantic ridge located along the floor of the Atlantic Ocean.Since then, scientists have verified and refined this theory, and now have a much better understanding of how our planet has been shaped by plate-tectonic processes. S., volcanoes along the west coast and in Alaska (Aleutian volcanic chain) are part of the Ring of Fire, while Yellowstone and Hawaiian volcanoes form over a "hot spot.

Discover why volcanoes erupt, read about some of the most extreme eruptions in history, and find out how volcanologists are able to predict future eruptions.Earthquakes, flash floods, landslides, debris and mudflow (lahar), or acid rain may happen at the same time as a volcanic eruption.

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