volcano facts and pictures

Volcano facts and pictures

 

 
 
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  Volcanoes are fascinating, they are basically an opening in the Earth's crust or surface. Mountains are formed next to these opening due to the lava spilling out over a long period of time.

We have listed some of the more well known Volcanoes and included some facts and pictures about them.

Super Volcanoes

Super volcanoes such as Yellowstone Caldera in the USA and Lake Toba in Sumatra are potentially very dangerous. They have what are called a caldera, which isn't to be mistaken with a volcanic crater, it is land that has collapsed after a volcanic eruption.

Yellowstone Caldera Volcano

Found in Yellowstone National Park in the USA, Yellowstone Caldera is a super volcano and it measures 55 x 72 kilometres. Click here for more information on Yellowstone Caldera

Kilauea Volcano

Kilauea is a volcano found in Hawaii in the USA. It is an active volcano and the meaning of Kilauea is "spewing". Click here for more information on Kilauea

Volcano Pictures

Click here to see volcano pictures.

 

Other interesting volcanoes include:

  • Kilauea volcano in Hawaii
  • mauna loa volcano
  • Mayon Volcano
  • Paricutin Volcano
  • Taal Volcano
  • Santorini Volcano
  • Santa Maria Volcano
  • Mount St Helens
  • Stomboli volcano
  • Etna
  • Galeras
  • Krakatau

 

 

We hope that you find our website about Volcanoes interesting and helpful.

 

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