All About Volcanoes

Volcano is a mountain that has an opening downward to a pool of molten rock called magma. It is where molten rock and gas erupts through the surface of the earth.

Magma, Volcanic Eruptions, Lava Flows, Volcanic Gases and volcanoes beyond Earth are gathered in this part. Here are fun, strange and interesting facts about volcanoes.

  • Vulcan, the Roman god of fire, is where the word volcano originally comes from.
  • Over 75% of the volcanoes are located around the Pacific Ring of Fire.
  • Mount Krakatoa (Indonesia) in 1883, Mount Novarupta (Alaska) in 1912, Mount St Helens (Washington) in 1980 and Mount Pinatubo (Philippines) in 1991 are some of the famous eruptions that happened in the modern times.
  • Lo, one of Jupiter’s moons, has the most volcanic activity in the solar system.
  • Active, Dormant and Extinct are the types of volcanoes however, scientists usually describe volcanoes based on how they are formed, erupted and shaped.
  • Water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), hydrogen chloride, hydrogen fluoride and hydrogen sulfide are the common gases found in volcanoes.
  • Pumice is a type of volcanic rock that can float in water. It is usually used by beauty salons to remove dry skins.

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