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active volcano

a volcano that is either currently erupting or may soon erupt

cinder cone volcano

a steep,cone-shaped hill or small mountain made of volcanic ash and cinders piled up around a volcano`s opening


living things that come into an area to eat and to live after a disaster

composite volcano

these tall volcanoes may erupt on and off for as long as a million years,a tall,cone-shaped mountain in which layers of lava alternate with layers of ash and other volcanic materials

domant volcano

a volcano that has erupted in historical times,but is now quiet


the point on earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake


a crack in the earth's crust where rocks on one side can move in relation to rock on the other side


hot,melted rock that flows onto earth's surface through openings of a volcano

magma chamber

an underground pool that holds magma,below a volcano


hot,melted rock inside the earth


pushing force

ring of fire

a giant ring of volcanoes that surronds the pacific plate


a scientific instrument that detects movement or vibrations in the earth's crust

shield volcano

a wide, gently sloping, dome-shaped mountain made of layers of lava and formed by quiet eruptions


the sliding of one plate under another


a plant or animal that has lived through a disaster in a paticular area

tectonic plate

solid sections of rock that float and are constantly moving on earth's molten mantle


a crack in the mountain of a volcano

violent eruption

a volcano where pressure builds up and explodes with incredible force

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