How Do Shield Volcanoes Erupt
Destructive in most cases and quite an interesting phenomenon to witness, volcanoes have a way of fascinating us with its fiery and smoky outbursts. Let's take a look at how shield volcanoes in particular work.
Share
The Last Days of Pompeii
An important Roman town, Pompeii was situated in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. This was a volcano that had lay dormant for over four hundred years and inspired poetic odes rather than fear and awe.
Share
Names of Active Volcanoes
Fact about volcanoes
There are various types of volcanoes that are seen on Earth, Mars, and the moons of Jupiter and Saturn. Although some remain dormant, there are many active volcanoes. Located in the basin of the Pacific Ocean is an area called the...
Share
Facts About Mount Vesuvius
Mount Vesuvius Fact
Studying the eruptions of Mount Vesuvius make for interesting reading, because it was the first volcano that produced an eyewitness account when it erupted. Located in Italy, Mt. Vesuvius is a stratovolcano and the only volcano in...
Share
How are Volcanoes Formed?
How volcanoes are formed
Tall mountains with steep sides, oceanic islands or just deep holes in the ground, volcanoes have continued to enchant people since ages together, in spite of their terrifying effects. Speaking about their formation, understand...
Share
Effects of Volcanoes
Positive and negative effects of volcanoes
Volcanic eruptions are one of the most destructive natural disasters, which endanger human life and cause significant changes in the atmosphere. Whether large or small, eruptions do affect the environment for a period of time,...
Share
Active Volcanoes in the United States
Kilauea - an active volcano in the United States
The United States ranks third after Indonesia and Japan in the number of historically active volcanoes. About 1,500 volcanoes have erupted in the United States in the past 10,000 years.
Share
Mount Vesuvius Facts for Kids
Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius fact
Mount Vesuvius is considered as one of the most dangerous volcanic mountains. It is still in active state, but presently it is visited by many tourists. In spite of amazing facts of volcanic mountains, they always pose a threat to...
Share
14 Interesting Facts about the Krakatoa Volcano
Fact about the Anak Krakatoa volcano
The Krakatoa volcano erupted in the year 1883, killing as many as 36,000 people. We will take you through the details of this disaster and the effects it had on the environment and the world.
Share
31 Facts About Mount St. Helens
Fact about Mount St. Helens
The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens is the strongest recorded volcanic eruption in history. This event was preceded by the most destructive landslide ever. Buzzle deals with similar interesting facts about Mount St. Helens,...
Share
Different Types of Lava Flows
Types of lava flows
The word 'lava' indicates both―the molten matter erupted by a volcano and the rock formed after the matter has cooled down. Lava flows are usually the transition stage.
Share
Uses of Volcanic Ash
Uses of volcanic ash
Volcanoes are nature's one of the most remarkable phenomena. But did you know apart from being destructive and harmful, they have some amazing uses too? Well, you are on the right page if you didn't know. This Buzzle post tells you...
Share
World Famous Volcanoes
Fact about Mount Etna
A volcano, in simple terms, means a natural passage through which the hot magma from the Earth's magma chamber is released on to the surface. Now, there are thousands of volcanoes in the world, but some are famous for their...
Share
How are Underwater Volcanoes Formed?
Underwater volcanoes, also known as submarine volcanoes, are natural calamities of very high intensities that are capable of destroying life whenever they occur. However, sometimes beautiful islands are formed due to volcanic...
Share
Volcanic Eruptions of Mount Vesuvius
Mount Vesuvius is a stratovolcano located about 10 kilometers east of the present day city of Naples, in Italy. Though its last recorded eruption was in 1944, it is still considered to be the most dangerous volcano in the world. We...
Share
Paricutin Volcano: History and Facts
The volcanic eruption of the Paricutin scoria cone led scientists, for the first time, to study the development of a volcano. Although, the Mexican land is famous for its volcanic activity, the arrival of this new volcano did zap...
Share
Volcano Facts
Did you know that the term volcano is derived from 'Vulcan', the Roman god of fire. If you want to know more of such facts about volcanoes, read through the following write-up.
Share
Yellowstone Supervolcano Location, History, and Important Facts
Yellowstone supervolcano fact
The Yellowstone National Park, one of the most sought-after places across the world, is again in the news for quite sometime now. There are reports highlighting some of the facts associated with it.
Share
Mount Kilauea Volcano
Fact about Mount Kilauea volcano
Kilauea volcano is often regarded as one of the most active volcanoes in the Hawaiian islands. Owing to its high-intensity status of activity, this volcano has been a topic of interest for volcanologists globally. The following...
Share
Volcanic Eruptions: What Causes Volcanoes to Erupt
What causes a volcano to erupt
Pompeii and Herculaneum, the Roman towns, were totally destroyed when Mount Vesuvius erupted, and even the dinosaurs are thought to have become extinct due to an enormous volcanic eruption. But, have you ever wondered what causes a...
Share
Active Volcanoes in Europe
A volcano, according to the dictionary, is an opening, a rupture, or a fissure on the Earth's surface, allowing hot, molten rocks, ash, and gases to escape from below the surface. This geological phenomenon occurs randomly at...
Share
Eyjafjallajokull Volcano Facts
Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland recently erupted in 2010, resulting in air traffic disruption on a large scale across Europe. The facts mentioned here will help reveal some amazing information about the volcano.
Share
Underwater Volcano Facts
Volcanoes are present not only on the surface of the earth but also in deep ocean waters. They are found even in shallow waters. The underwater volcano facts, presented in this Buzzle article, will help you understand how an...
Share
A Comprehensive Guide to Composite Volcanoes
Fact about composite volcano lava
Composite or Stratovolcanoes are the most common type of volcanic structures on Earth. Read this Buzzle article, which covers some important facts about their structure, formation, and characteristics with famous examples.
Share
Mount Etna: History and Interesting Facts
Fact about Mount Etna
Mount Etna is located on the east coast of Sicily, an island of Italy in the Mediterranean Sea. The movement of the African plate below the Eurasian plate has given rise to this active volcano. This Buzzle article presents some...
Share
Famous Volcanoes in Japan
Volcanoes in Japan
Some of the famous volcanoes in Japan are still active and spewing terror on the surrounding population. The following article will cover information related to the facts about major volcanoes in Japan. Read through the following...
Share
Subglacial Volcanoes
Very little in known about the subglacial volcanoes, which is the reason why they still remain a subject of mystique and intrigue. These volcanoes are restricted to certain areas due to their premise of erupting in glacial regions
Share
Volcanic Hazards
Hazards of volcanoes, exist in plenty - and range from ash and various gases, which are introduced in the Earth's atmosphere in the course of an eruption, to lava, which engulfs the surrounding areas before one can realize what is...
Share
How are Volcanic Mountains Formed
A descriptive write-up on how volcanic mountains are formed which will explain how mountains like Mt. Saint Helens and Mt. Fuji came into existence. Continue reading.....
Share
History of Kilauea Volcano
Join us as we trace the history of Kilauea to find out some interesting facts about this volcano which tops the USGS list of most dangerous volcanoes of the United States. Continue reading.....
Share
Shield Volcano
Every volcano differs in terms of nature and is therefore classified into extinct, dormant and active. Every volcano that falls under such classification comes with different features, among which shield volcanoes are the most...
Share
Cinder Cone Volcanoes
Cinder cone volcanoes are not much in news as they are not violent and destructive like other types of volcanoes; but that doesn't hinder the popularity of these volcanic structures. Alongside an overview of their formation process...
Share
Types of Volcanic Eruptions
Not all volcanoes erupt in a similar fashion. There are different types of volcanic eruptions that occur around the world, depending on the magma spewed, as well as other geographic factors. Let us take a look at the various types...
Share
Active Volcanoes in Hawaii
There exist as many as five active volcanoes in Hawaii, United States, and they have played a crucial role in the formation of this chain of islands in the central Pacific Ocean. Read on....
Share
Dormant Volcanoes in the United States
Active, extinct or dormant, the destruction caused by each volcano is the same. Countries like Japan and United States mark the origins of several volcanoes. Read this article to know all the details about these dormant volcanoes.
Share
10 Biggest Volcanic Eruptions in History
Volcanic eruptions have caused huge losses to human life and property in the years gone by. In this article we will be taking a look at the 10 most significant volcanic eruptions in history.
Share
Volcanic Ash
What is volcanic ash? Read the following article, which explains all about volcanic ash clouds, in detail.
Share
Worst Volcanic Eruptions
How does one determine which was the worst volcanic eruption in the history? One way is to take into account the death toll associated with it.
Share
Active Volcanoes in the World
Wondering which are the most active volcanoes in the world today? We put forth the list of them, with reference to general details, like where they are located, when was the last they erupted, etc.
Share
Why Do Volcanoes Erupt
A volcano erupts through a rupture in our planet's surface, allowing hot magma, ashes, and gases to escape. Read the Buzzle article to find out why exactly do volcanoes erupt.
Share
Mud Volcanoes
A volcano is an opening or fissure in the Earth's crust through which magma, gases, and ash erupt. This article talks about mud volcanoes, which are commonly found on the Earth, but not much is known about them.
Share
Relationship between Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions
Earthquakes and volcanoes are natural phenomena resulting from the plate tectonics. In general, a volcanic eruption is accompanied by earthquakes. Read this Buzzle article to learn more about the relationship between these two...
Share
Famous Volcanoes of Mexico
Volcanic eruption is a natural calamity which symbolizes the power of nature. There are many famous volcanoes in different parts of the world, and this article will talk about the famous volcanoes of Mexico.
Share
Mauna Loa - World's Largest Active Volcano
Mauna Loa is the world's largest shield volcano, and is one of the five volcanoes that encompass the Island of Hawaii. The following article provides valuable information about this natural geological structure.
Share
What Makes a Volcano Erupt?
The eruption of a volcano spews molten ash, rock, and gases from within the Earth's surface. Prolonged activity of this nature that involves rock extrusion results in the formation of mountains. A volcano erupts due to friction...
Share
Difference between Volcano Magma and Volcano Lava
Volcano lava and magma seem to mean the same. Are they synonyms? How do they differ from one another? Read on to find out.
Share
Types of Volcanoes
Volcanoes are natural phenomena, which may pose danger to the human population nearby. Provided below is a short description of the three types of volcanoes.
Share