A type of volcano that is small with steep sides and violent eruptions of mostly cinder and ash.
A type of volcano that has a wide base and fairly steep sides. Eruptions are quieter and tend to have gentle lava flows.
This is the most dangerous type of volcano because it is so unpredictable. Eruptions can be either quiet and gentle or very explosive.
Hot Spot Volcano
A volcano that forms when a tectonic plate moves slowly over an area of hot magma that pushes up through the crust.
A classification of volcanoes that are considered to be sleeping. They have not erupted in a long time, but could erupt in the future
A classification of volcanoes that erupt for awhile and then stop for a period of time before erupting again.
Benefits of a volcano
New land, rich farmland, deposits of minerals and metals, natural beauty, knowledge of the Earth
Dust & ash
Can effect weather patterns by blocking out the sun which decrease temperatures and increases rainfall.
The location on the Earth's surface that is directly above the focus. It is the area hardest hit by the earthquake.
The vibrations or energy from an earthquake that travels away from the focus in all directions. The reason why earthquakes are so destructive.
Used to determine the magnitude of an earthquake. Numbers are from 1 to 10, 10 being the strongest earthquake.
Small earthquakes that take place after the strongest quake hits. It is caused by the settling of the rock in the lithosphere.