Mauna Kea Imagine the most breath- taking view. Do you think you could ever stop looking? If there was one place I 'd like to go, it would be Mauna Kea. Mauna Kea is a shield/ hotspot volcano located on the Big Island of Hawaii. I want to go to Mauna Kea because of the beautiful summit, exciting topography, as well as the otherworldly drive up and down the mountain.
#31 Zongpei Yang Introduction: Volcanoes come in different sizes and shapes. There is a different kind of volcanoes in the world in different areas for example the desert or just normal grasslands. What I think of volcanoes is lava flowing from a mountain or that’s what I think. The volcano that I am doing is named Mount Shasta the fifth tallest mountain in the world!
There are many natural disasters that affect the world, for example, volcanoes. Mount St. Helens is known to be the most active volcano in the Cascade Range in Washington; effecting the people and the state. It was first recognized as a volcano in 1835! Before the eruption on May 18,1980, Mount St. Helens was a beautiful symmetrical cone, 3,000 meters above sea level. For most of the 20th century, many people viewed this mountain and recreation area as a beautiful and peaceful place, but after the volcano erupted in 1980 that view point was shattered. The eruption removed 1,300 feet of the summit leaving a horseshoe-shaped crater and a barren wasteland. This famous mountain got it 's name from Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest, they
Plate tectonics is a theory that Earth’s crust is composed of nearly a dozen plates, which have shifted around the surface of the Earth over time. This theory provides a reasonable explanation for how mountains formed, and why there are earthquakes and volcanoes. Additionally, this
This volcanism has included such notable eruptions as Mount Mazama (Crater Lake) about 7,500 years ago, Mount Meager about 2,350 years ago, and Mount St. Helens in 1980. Major cities affected by a disturbance in this subduction zone would include Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia; Seattle, Washington; and Portland, Oregon. The two tectonic plates involved in the subduction process at the convergent fault line are the Juan de Fuca plate and the North American plate. The Juan De Fuca plate being the denser oceanic plate is being subducted under the continental North American plate. Although the fault line is on the coast of the Northern American plate tectonic activity is also heavily present inland, evidence of this is the cascade volcanic arc formed by the tectonic movements at the fault
On May 18th, 1980, Mount Saint Helen, a volcano in Washington erupted majorly. The eruption is the most studied volcano eruption. Mt. St. Helen was known as one of the most prestige volcanoes in the Cascade Range before its eruption on May 18, 1980. The eruption made a big blast that destroyed the northern part of the volcano, crushing millions of the trees below the mountain. The zone was further described as a big debris avalanche. Triggered the largest landslide in recorded history and a major volcanic eruption that scattered ashes across a dozen states. The blast removed 1,300 feet off the top of Mt. St. Helen, making shockwave flow across the land, flattening forests and melting snow and ice, making it all muddy everywhere. A 57 total
Second, Yellowstone doesn't have any volcanos above ground like Hawaii. The super volcano is under all the attractions. Yellowstone does get earthquakes frequently. When a earthquake hits that's high on Richter scale people fear that the super volcano could erupt, but the chances of it erupting are very low. To conclude, Yellowstone and Hawaii have geological activity, but you never know when a super volcano will
On May 18th, 1980, thirty-five years ago, Mt St. Helens erupted and changed the course of history. This towering Washington volcano is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. During the eruption the mountain spewed hot gases, rocks and, ash into the sky causing a mud flow down the mountain 's sides. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration," this was the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States". It destroyed over 230 square miles of land.
On the beautiful, tropical island of Hawaii, a structure that is not only large, but also deadly and packed with heat, is called the Mauna Loa. In the native Hawaiian language, "Mauna Loa" means “long mountain” and it has definitely earned that name. It is a volcano that towers over Hawaii and is the biggest volcanic structure in the world. This structure is also the most active volcano and mountain in the world. It is located in the south central area of the small island, Hawaii in the United States which is also located on the North Pacific Ocean. The Mauna Loa is one of the five volcanoes which forms the island of Hawaii. The other volcanoes located on the island state are the Kohala, Mauna Kea, Hualalai and Kilauea. Among all of these natural cliffs, Mauna Loa is by far the biggest. It covers a large area of the island, not to mention rises about 13.680 feet above sea level. There is much to learn about this unique volcanic specimen.
The two tectonic plates associated with Popocatepetl are the North American Plate, which is a continental plate and the Cocos Plate, which is a oceanic plate. These two plates move towards each other, this is known as convergence. The North American Plate and the Cocos Plate collided and Cocos
The volcano I pick was Mt Mauna Loa. This volcano has erupted about 32 times for the eruption of 1984. Mauna Loa is about 600,000- 1 million years old and hasn’t erupted as much as Kilauea and when it erupts it produces huge rivers of lava and threatens towns nearby. Mauna Loa is the second tallest volcano in the world. The elevation is 13,679 feet high.
Popocatepétl 19° N, 98° W - Satsang Adhikari Popocatepetl is located in Puebla, Mexico. It is a steep-sided stratovolcano, with the elevation of 5,426 meters, and is a part of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt that goes 900 km from east to west across central southern Mexico. It is also one of the 452 active volcanoes surrounding the “Ring of Fire”. NASA considers Popocatepetl to currently be the planet’s “most riskiest volcano”.
- Crust - cool, lightweight, brittle, which floats on top of mantle. It is the outer layer of earth. Tectonic processes reshape continents and also cause earthquakes - Tectonic plates- plates caused by convection currents in the mantle that causes earthquakes. - Ocean basins form where continents crack and pull apart. - Magma – is molten rock
Many science organizations have agreed that the probability of another super eruption is a low probability chances are quite slim with estimates being a minimum of 1 in 730,000. Technology has gotten better and scientists are better able to detect a possible eruption before it happens due to the many warnings that would appear. There are some warnings before volcanic eruptions occur such as multiple minor earthquakes, land uplift, gas releases through the many small holes which help relieve pressure. In an article by the NSF which stands for National Science Foundation scientists believe that another eruption wouldn’t occur for another 1-2 million years because based on research of its caldera cluster the volcano is undergoing its dying cycle rather than its ramping up cycle. The foundation states that “by studying the pattern behavior of the cycles and its previous eruptions by examining the rock minerals in the vicinity they’re given better clues to suggest the volcano is on its calm stage”.
These two plates push and shove each other causing small tremors throughout which can cause landslides,volcanic eruptions and once in a couple years, quakes with devastating results. The strongest earthquake recorded occurred in 1991 with a measure of 7.6 on the Richter scale. This earthquake left 4 dead and buildings as well as bridges and road were completely destroyed. If another Earthquake occurs, the coastal cities would be the most affected ones as they are closer to the plates.