Information about volcanoes

What is a volcano

A volcano is a vent in the earth which allows molten rock, or magma, to escape to the surface.

How does a volcano work?

When pressure from gasses within the magma becomes too GREAT, an eruption occurs. Once the volcano erupts, the earth moves to state of equilibrium until New land can be created by volcanoes but there can also be great destruction to the environment and human habits.

Images of volcanoes

Safety tips


Safety Tips

• Stay away from active volcanoes.

• If you live near an active volcano, keep goggles and a mask in an emergency kit, along with a flashlight and a working, battery-operated radio.

• Know your evacuation route. Keep gas in your car.

If a Volcano Erupts in Your Area

• Evacuate only as recommended by authorities to stay clear of lava, mud flows, and flying rocks and debris.

• Avoid river areas and low-lying regions.

• Before you leave the house, change into long-sleeved shirts and long pants and use goggles or eyeglasses, not contacts. Wear an emergency mask or hold a damp cloth over your face.

• If you are not evacuating, close windows and doors and block chimneys and other vents, to prevent ash from coming into the house.

• Be aware that ash may put excess weight on your roof and need to be swept away. Wear protection during cleanups.

• Ash can damage engines and metal parts, so avoid driving. If you must drive, stay below 35 miles (56 kilometers) an hour.

Links used


Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia