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Lava flows in Pahoa - Eruption Update

What are volcanos?

Volcanoes are openings in the earths surface.

The name comes from the Roman god of fire Vulcan .

When volcanoes are active they produce ash, gases and hot magma.

How many volcanoes are there in the world?

There are 1510 active volcanoes in the world.

There at least 80 volcanoes under the ocean.

There is only one active volcano in Canada.

What are the three layers of earth?


It is the outer layer of the earth.


It is the second layer of the earth, it is 1800 miles thick.


The inner layer is called the core.

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