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    Shield volcanoes are formed by many different lava flows that layer over time. Mount Kilauea is a well-known shield volcano in Hawaii. Before it erupts, it is known to inflate as magma pushes upward from its magma chamber. Seismic activity usually precludes Kilauea’s eruptions by about 24 hours. Their eruptions consist mostly of lava flowing out of the summit or through lava tubes in what is known as a flank eruption. The lava that flows from these volcanoes is highly basaltic in nature. Because of this, they have very large diameters, and gently rising slopes. Many shield volcanoes feature a caldera at their summit, which is a result of the underlying magma chamber empties and collapse. The rock between the summit and the now empty magma chamber it too heavy for the structure of the volcano, and collapses into the empty space. This collapse gives the caldera very steep walls. Towards the end of a shield volcanos life, the eruptions become more random and eject rock, lava and pieces of glass rock, known as pyroclastic materials.…

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    the breathtaking sight one may behold from the experience of witnessing the eruption of a volcano. However, innumerable aspects contribute to this gorgeous display. The fascinating eruption varies vastly depending upon numerous factors working within a volcano, and the shapes of volcanoes may affect the way an environment copes with an eruption and may cause volcanic lava and debris to travel in differing paths. Location also plays an important role in the sight and composition of volcanoes,…

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    water is warm (77 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter time and 82 degrees Fahrenheit in the summertime), and Hawaii is covered in palm trees that represent Hawaii. Hawaii is a wonderful place to go for a family vacation, a honeymoon, etc. because there are many things to do in Hawaii! For example, you can swim with dolphins on the islands of Hawaii, also you can snorkel, whale watch, golf, surf, take a helicopter and see the whole island, experience the Hawaiian culture, go to luaus, go hiking, go…

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    William The Conqueror

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    the Crusades. I led the battles with help of knights, swords, shields, deadly bows and arrows, and cannons. Our cannons had extremely heavy ammo, as they could weigh a few hundred pounds! However, they were risky because random explosions happened fairly often. England was a Christian civilization. I lived in a great castle, but my people lived in villages, which ranged from 50-200 villagers. All of our framing took place in these villages. Our castles were unique. They were more like…

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    Cinder Cone Volcano

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    All volcanoes are amazing to see in action. Cinder Cone Volcanoes, Stratovolcanoes, and Shield Volcanoes are different types of volcanoes with their similarities and differences. All volcanoes are magnificent features of Earth’s crust. One type of volcano is a cinder cone. “A cinder cone volcano doesn’t have any horizontal layers of solid lava flows mixed with layers of other rock,”stated on zmescience.com. Cinder cone volcanoes are sloped like a mountain, although they have a large number of…

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    Mauna Loa Research Paper

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    Mauna Loa Volcano What volcano is referred to as the largest of the world? What is one of the most active volcanoes in the world? Thats right the Mauna Loa. The Mauna Loa rises 13,680 feet above sea level and in meters it is 4169.664 above sea level. The location of the Mauna Loa is on The Big Island, in Hawaii. It’s geographical coordinates are 19.4721 degrees north and 155.592 degrees west. The Mauna Loa volcanic activity started 700,000 to 1,000,000 years ago, around when it first…

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    What do you think of when you hear the word “volcano”, a prodigious eruption? The city of Pompeii (which was destroyed by lava)? The amount of volcanoes and their eruption frequencies? Well, these are the most common responses, but do you ever think of the gratifying consequences of a volcanic eruption? Well, it is true, volcanoes are commendable! The mineral and nutrients found in the rocks and ashes of the aftermath a volcano helps enrich the soil. While I’m on that topic, the article states…

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    Every year at least one volcano erupts and damages many things around them, but how do volcanoes effect the people and their environment? There are many different types of volcanoes such as the cinder cone volcano, shield volcano and many more but what they all have in common is that they effect the environment and the people living in it. One of the many ways a volcano can affect the environment and the people is if it’s an active volcano. An active volcano is a volcano that has had an…

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    Volcanoes There are many volcanoes in the world, in all shapes and sizes. Some volcanoes are created by other volcanic eruptions such as the Cinder Cone volcano. I am going to inform you about the Cinder Cone volcano, Shield volcano and the Composite volcano. Cinder Cone volcanoes are the smallest volcano in the world and are named after their shape. Cinder cone Volcanoes, also known as the Scoria Cone, is the most simplest volcano. They are less than 300 meters high, making them the…

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    Volcanoes have a purpose to be on Earth. Volcanoes are on earth is because volcanoes are a natural way to cool off the earth. These volcanoes are releasing internal heat pressure. Volcanoes are erupting because this is how much pressure they have. “ Volcanoes can remove heat from the interior,” according to Oregonstate.edu. Volcanoes do wonderful things for Earth. There are many dangerous volcanoes. One of the most dangerous volcano is the Campi in Flegrei, Italy. Campi had more recent history…

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