"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."

-Albert Einstein

Types of Destruction


A volcano is a rupture in the Earth. Volcanoes allow hot magma, volcanic ash, and gases to escape chambers beneath the Earth's surface. Volcanoes occur on Earth because of the shifting and the positioning of the tectonic plates. Volcanoes are mostly formed by the diverging and converging of plates. If a volcano is not on a plate, it is considered to be on a hotspot. Hotspots are fixed spaces that cause large-volume melting.

Tsunamis are long sea waves caused by earthquakes or other disruptions. The size of a tsunami depends on the magnitude of the disruption and the depths of the water. As a tsunami inland they build to higher and higher heights. The speed of the tsunami is the opposite. The waves are faster when they are in deep water, but as they travel inland, gaining height, they also become slower.

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