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Roughly 80,000 residents that populate the surrounding cities located at the base of Mt. Rainier will have to evacuate to safer ground if an eruption were to happen. Mt. Rainier is the deadliest volcano in the United States based on its size and the close proximity that it shares with such a large population.
Published by Alden Morris 74 months ago in Geology & Plate Tectonics | +0 votes | 0 comments
Russia is the largest country in the world in terms of land area. There are numerous natural and manmade attractions in Russia. It is also home to some of the largest things on Earth such as the largest bell, largest canon and largest power plant among many others. There are also numerous volcanoes within the Russian territory which are active. Some of these volcanoes are popular tourist destinations while some are uninhabited. Here are the most active volcanoes located within the Russian territ...
Published by Nobert Bermosa 75 months ago in Geology & Plate Tectonics | +4 votes | 1 comments
A list of interesting facts about volcanoes. What are the types of volcanoes, which are the active ones? Why do volcano eruptions happen? Are volcanoes dangerous or not? Which are the tallest and biggest volcanoes on Earth? Is it the biggest volcano in the solar system as well? Do volcanoes grow?
Published by Bill Savidis 75 months ago in Geology & Plate Tectonics | +4 votes | 1 comments
Iceland is a country located in the continent of Europe. This island country is situated in the North Atlantic Ocean. Although the name of this country is “Iceland”, which means “land of ice”, it is actually a land of volcanoes and hot springs. Iceland is composed of several volcanic islands. This European country is dotted with numerous volcanoes, geysers, waterfalls, and hot springs which are popular tourist destinations.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 75 months ago in Geology & Plate Tectonics | +8 votes | 3 comments
There are different types of volcanoes. They are classified by volcanologists into various groups according on the shape of the volcano, the way these volcanoes erupt and the materials they are made of. The groups of volcanoes can be any of the following; stratovolcanoes also known as composite volcanoes, cinder cones, shield volcanoes and complex or compound volcanoes.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 75 months ago in Geology & Plate Tectonics | +3 votes | 2 comments
China is one of the largest countries in the world. Despite its huge size, there are only few volcanoes in the country and none of these had erupted for hundreds of years now (with a few exceptions) – a geologic feature that the Chinese people enjoy. Although there were no volcanic eruptions in China for many centuries now, the country is frequently hit by strong earthquakes and most of the deadliest and most destructive in world history were recorded in China.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 75 months ago in Geology & Plate Tectonics | +3 votes | 1 comments
Meteor crater lakes are water formations created by impact of meteors. The crater was then filled with water and became crater lake. Meteor crater lakes are also called impact crater lakes due to the fact that they were formed due to the impact of meteors to the earth. There are several impact craters or meteor craters in the world but not all became meteor crater lakes. Here are some of the most remarkable meteor crater lakes in the world.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 75 months ago in Geology & Plate Tectonics | +1 votes | 1 comments
Philippines is one of the countries in the world which is frequently hit by earthquake because it lies within the Pacific Ring of Fire. Several lives and numerous properties are destroyed every time the country is hit by strong seismic and volcanic activities. Just recently, a strong tremor hit central Philippines leaving scores of casualties and million worth of infrastructures and properties.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 75 months ago in Geology & Plate Tectonics | +1 votes | 2 comments
One of the biggest surprises during the last decade of the 20th century is the volcanic eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Here are some of the most interesting geographical facts about this geological formation.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 76 months ago in Geology & Plate Tectonics | +4 votes | 6 comments
Spelunking is one of the most exciting adventures for thrill seekers and the best caves to excavate are the deepest caves in the world. Here are the deepest known caves in the world.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 77 months ago in Geology & Plate Tectonics | +5 votes | 6 comments
Most people have heard the terms Igneous, Metamorphic and Sedimentary but what do they mean and how can you tell them apart?
Published by Norma MacLennan 80 months ago in Geology & Plate Tectonics | +7 votes | 5 comments
A short list of the best land cliffs in the world...
Published by Guimo Pantuhan 81 months ago in Geology & Plate Tectonics | +20 votes | 9 comments
The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountains are an isolated mountain range on the northeast coast of Columbia in South America. The natives were never truly conquered by the Spanish and consider it their duty to protect their mountains against encroachment by outsiders believing they are keeping the world in balance.
Published by John Carter 81 months ago in Geology & Plate Tectonics | +9 votes | 5 comments
A 5.9 earthquake reported around 2:00 pm in Mineral, Virginia and could be felt in Richmond, Virginia all the way down through North Carolina, up through Washington, DC, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and even Ohio, New York, and Toronto, Canada!
Published by Account Deletion Requested 81 months ago in Geology & Plate Tectonics | +19 votes | 9 comments
A short list of the best sea cliffs in the world...
Published by Guimo Pantuhan 82 months ago in Geology & Plate Tectonics | +20 votes | 12 comments
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