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Volcanic Activity

Volcanologist A scientist who studies volcanoes
Active volcano Any volcano that has erupted in the past 10,000 years
Dormant volcano Any volcano that has not erupted in the past 10,000 years but is expected to erupt again
Extinct volcano A volcano that is never expected to erupt again
Mid-ocean ridge A long ridge of underwater volcanoes
The Pacific Ring Of Fire The North American and Eurasian plates are moving apart
Volcanic Explosivity Index Used to measure volcanic eruptions
Positive Social impacts of volcanic activity Increased tourism and employment
Positive Economic impacts of volcanic activity fertile soil and generated income
Negative Social impacts of volcanic activity Contaminated water supply
Negative Economic impacts of volcanic activity Travel chaos
Geothermal Energy Heat from the ground
Cooled and hardened magma Lava
A small hole where lava can force its way up Vent
Mid-Atlantic Ridge Chain of mountains found in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
Created by: Lucatoth
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