Volcanoes Are So Hot Right Now!

What's all the Rage?

What is a Volcano?

A volcano is an explosion in the crust of a planetary- mass object, such as earth, that allows hot lava, ash, and gasses to erupt from a magma chamber below the crust. Earth's volcanoes occur because it's crust is broken into 17 major, rigid tectonic plates that float on a hotter, softer layer called the Mantle.

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Positive and Negative Impacts on Humans and the Environment

Pro's

~New land is being formed (land and island)

~Produces very rich soil for farming

~It also helps trees grow faster

~Volcanic ash is a very good building material. They used this method in ancient Rome by mixing it with other materials to make cement

Con's

~Creates pollution

~Ash and other chemicals can ruin farmland around the volcano causing crops not to grow

~Earthquakes (If occurred underwater)

~When volcanoes explode the gasses that seep out are poisonous

~Lava flows are too slow to run over people, but they can run over houses, roads, and other structures.

~If the ashfall is really heavy it can be impossible to breathe

Interesting Facts

  • There are also volcanoes on the ocean floor
  • Volcanic eruptions can send ash over 17 miles above the Earth’s surface
  • The word volcano originally comes from the name of the Roman god of fire, Vulcan.
  • Magma is the name given to a hot liquid rock inside a volcano. Once it leaves the volcano, it's known as lava.
  • The world's largest active volcano is Mauna Loa in Hawaii standing at 4,169 m!
  • About 1,900 volcanoes on Earth are considered active and are most likely to explode again.

I Lava to Walk!

Saturday, Nov. 19th, 10am-1:30pm

Lubbock, TX, United States

Lubbock, TX

The I Lava to Walk Fundraiser will be an active event. Participants will be walking/running 3 miles. In order to participate in this event, you must pay a price of $8.00. We will aslo be selling t-shirts, wristbands, and runner headbands that all say I LAVA TO WALK! These iteams will be sold at the front entrance of the Walk. The funds will be used to help families that live near active volcanoes.

We Hope to See You There!!

Watch This!

Mexico's Colima Volcano