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Volcanoes

For my geography homework.

TermDefinition
Volcano A mountain with a crater in the top, formed from the mantle.
Ash Dust and dirt made from burned materials.
Lava Molten rock on the surface of the earth.
Magma Molten rock under the surface of the earth.
The Ring of Fire The ring of volcanoes in the pacific ocean.
Magma Chamber The huge chamber of molten rock under the volcano.
Vent The long "throat" of the volcano that the magma surges up through.
Crater The hole in the top of a volcano.
Secondary Volcanoes Smaller volcanoes in the side of the mountain.
Eruption An explosion within the volcano, blasting hot lava, ash, and debris everywhere.
Shield Volcanoes Volcanoes named for their flat, shield like shape.
Cone Volcanoes Volcanoes formed over time through layers of cooled magma and ash.
Cinder Cone Volcanoes Craters that spew out large quantities of ash, they grow rapidly into enormous mountains of ash.
Volcanic Islands Islands made from underwater volcanoes
Created by: Ben 1A
 

 



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