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What is a volcano?
What are the main features of a volcano?
What are active, dormant and extinct volcanoes?
What are the different types of volcano?
What is a supervolcano?
Where are volcanoes located?
What is the Ring of Fire?
What are lahars and pyroclastic flows?
Why do people live close to volcanoes?

Case Studies
The 1980 eruption of Mount St Helens
The 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo

The 2000 eruption of Popocatepetl
The 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallojokull
The 2010 eruption of Mt Merapi

Related Topics
Plate tectonics

Popocatepetl, Mexico (2000)

For thousands of years volcanoes have created and taken life. They have been studied, worshiped, feared and respected. Even with current technology we are unable to compete with the power of a volcanic eruption.
This section of Internet Geography is devoted to the study of these natural phenomena.

Online Activities
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Volcanoes - Fling the teacher game
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