Friday, September 5, 2014

Eruptive Volcanoes

A volcano is a mountain that opens downward to a pool of molten rock below the surface of the earth. When pressure builds up, eruptions occur. Gases and rock shoot up through the opening and spill over or fill the air with lava fragments. Eruptions can cause lateral blasts, lava flows, hot ash flows, mudslides, avalanches, falling ash and floods. Volcano eruptions have been known to knock down entire forests. An erupting volcano can trigger tsunamis, flash floods, earthquakes, mudflows and rockfalls.

Hereunder are several amazing analogue pictures of eruptive volcanoes.

View of Mt. Etna from Floresta by fotobloki

Kilauea by ThePetor

volcano by anthony samaniego

Volcano meets Ocean by Metrix X

"Live Volcano" - Gualala,CA. by Sharper24

v e s u v i o by neamoscou

Eyjafjallajökull by xTorfinnx

Under the Cumbrian volcano by richard314159

volcán by patorayado

aso crater 1 by yamatime

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