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Volcano Worksheet

Our Most Recent Volcanic Eruption

Reproduce the timeline below in your notes. Note how the events are spaced in an attempt to show the
progression of time. Replace each * with the dates starting with June 1, 1999 and ending with March 2,
2000. Then, briefly write an account of what happened on that date.
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What happened on March 2, 2000?

Volcano!

1. How are magma and lava the same? _______________________________________________________


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2. How are magma and lava different? _______________________________________________________


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3. About how deep is the crust of the earth? ___________________________________________________


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4. To what are the moving plates compared? __________________________________________________


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5. Where do most of the volcanoes occur? ____________________________________________________


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6. Sketch your version of a subduction zone.


7. Define the term volcano.
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8. Describe the three types of volcanoes. _____________________________________________________


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9. List and describe the three classes into which scientists indicated the relative activity of volcanoes.
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Check out Mt. Fuji

10. What type of volcano? _________________________________________________________________

11. How many eruptions are reported (be careful, the answer is not obvious!) _________________________

12. When was the last major eruption? ________________________________________________________

13. What is the last picture at the bottom of the page and why is it on the page? ______________________
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Volcanic Hazards

14. List and describe the types of hazards posed by volcanoes? ____________________________________
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