Volcanoes

Buzzwords A volcano is a rupture on the crust of a planetary-mass object, such as Earth, that allows hot lava, volcanic ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface. – Wikipedia Examples Eyjafjallajökull Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Kīlauea Volcano Mexico Exploring Nevado de Colima National Park Nevado de Toluca Exploring Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl …

Kīlauea Volcano

Photo: Ken Lund Kīlauea is the youngest and southeastern most volcano on the Island of Hawai‘i. Topographically Kīlauea appears as only a bulge on the southeastern flank of Mauna Loa, and so for many years Kīlauea was thought to be a mere satellite of its giant neighbor, not a separate volcano. However, research over the …