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  • Effects Of Volcanism In New Zealand

    The natural process of volcanism occurs in New Zealand and can produce a multitude of hazards to both the natural and cultural environment. Volcanism occurs in New Zealand due to its location on the boundary of the Pacific Plate and Indo-Australian Plate. Due to convection currents in the asthenosphere, the tectonic plates are pushed together and one plate is pushed below the other creating a subduction zone. In the North Island the Pacific Plate is subducting below the Indo-Australian but in…

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  • Rift Valley Essay

    New crust is generated as plates pull away from each other and can either cause sea floor spreading or new land to be created. An example of a continental rift valley is the Eastern African Rift Valley which is being formed as the Eastern African plate is moving away from the main Africa plate in a north-easterly direction. Plates move apart due to convection currents in the lithosphere. As the crusts move away from each other the crust thins, tension in the lithosphere causes the plate to…

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  • Soufriere Hills Volcano Analysis

    Introduction In this paper the Soufriere Hills Volcano will be analyzes in several different parts; an introduction to the Soufriere Hills volcano, the composition of the magma and lava in the volcano, other characteristics of the magma and lava, ash production from eruptions, pyroclastic flows, volcanic activity before the 1995 eruption, the 1995 eruption, cyclic activity within the volcano, and potential hazards of the Soufriere Hills volcano. Soufriere Hills volcano is located in the…

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  • The Role Of Poseidon In Greek Mythology

    Poseidon He is known as Poseidon in Greek mythology and Neptune in Roman mythology. He is the god of the Mediterranean Sea, the god of horses, and the god of chariots. He has the power to cause storms and shake the earth through earthquakes, hence his nickname Earth Shaker. It is said the whenever he gets frustrated or angry, the seas get rough and, strong storms attack the mighty oceans. That is why sculptures and paintings often display his violent character, but he is also pictured in…

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  • Hawaiian Island Emperor Seamount Chain Case Study

    Volcanic Application Assignment 1. Which Plate contains the Hawaiian Island-Emperor seamount chain? The Pacific plate contains the Hawaiian Island-Emperor seamount chain. This mountain range is under water mountain range, it reaches above the sea level in Hawaii. Composed a rigid mountain range it is situated in the northwest of Kure and Emperor Seamount. Starched from the northwest to southwest beneath the Pacific Ocean it consists of many seamounts, shallow banks and reefs along the line. More…

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  • Cinder Cone Research Paper

    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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  • Spanish Culture In Costa Rica

    Most of Costa Rica is dominated by the Sierra Madre mountains, literally fractured into individual ranges and valleys by violent volcanic eruptions over eons of time. Guatemala, except for the coastal areas, is a mountainous country of rolling hills, plateaus, deep river valleys, and numerous volcanoes – some still active.Speaking of volcanoes , Costa Rica’s most active one, located in the Tilaran Mountains erupts in some measure almost every day. To the southeast, the Poas, Barva, Irazu and…

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  • Active Volcanoes In Hawaii

    Have you ever dreamed of living in one of the most visited Island in the world, Hawaii? It is one of the most visited islands in the world because it has gorgeous crystal clear beaches and coasts in the world. Not to mention, Hawaii has active volcanoes in which people enjoy because it is one of the few places that people get to see an active volcano up close. However, having a few active volcanoes in Hawaii can be a threat to the island and to the people. It is important to discuss why do…

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  • Seismology: Earth's Tectonic Phenomenon Patterns

    map is constant to make a grouping for sections on the plate boundary. Based on this method, we discovered four different type of formations from our legend. Our first type is seismology; which appears further from the plate. The second type, is volcanology, which presented as clusters. The third type; geography, starts deep below sea level then gradually rises. The last type is Geochronology, found on the Nazca plate; the closer you get to the land, the older the rock formation. Since the Nazca…

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  • Mid-Oceanic Ridge Vs Iceland

    (VOGRIPA) database was used to gather data on volcanic eruption histories along the the North American-Eurasian plate boundary. This database is maintained by several international institutions and is endorsed by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior (IAVCEI). We chose the VOGRIPA database because it includes data on bulk deposit volume from each eruption, giving us a quantifiable way to define eruption magnitudes. The earthquake catalog from the…

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