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1 Volcanoes Chapter 7

2 Volcanoes of the World


4 Relationships of Volcanic Activity to Plate Tectonics

5 Fissure Eruption : Cracks through which Lava Flows

6 Hot Spots around the World


8 Magma Types What type of Magma influences what type of eruption 1.Mafic Magma–Hot and Thin: Magnesium and Iron (common ocean) Cools Rapidly and crust slowly deforms (Like pudding crust) Ropy Lava and rock called Pahoehoe Cools Rapidly and crust quickly deforms or is thick forms chunky lava and rock called Aa Lava Flows out of fissures ocean floor forms blobs and rock called Pillow lava Gas escapes easily and flows like a river 2.Felsic Magma-Silica Rich (common crust)

9 Pahoehoe Lava Kalapana Hawaii


11 Ignited Pahoehoe

12 More Pahoehoe (solidified)

13 Basalt and Pumice

14 Lava can move underground in a Tube forms a lava tube After cooling crystallize to form rock

15 Lava-Formation of Lava Trees near Kilauea- Effect of Quenching Lava

16 Lava-Wahalua Visitor Center in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park engulfed by lava1989

17 Magma Type Influences eruption style 2. Felsic Magma-Silica Rich (common crust) Large amount of Trapped gases-water vapor and CO2 Explosive! Volcano Ejects Pyroclastic Material (Pyroclastic Flow) MaterialPyroclastic Material Enormous amount of rock fragments, volcanic glass fragments, and volcanic bombs Volcanic Ash (<2mm), Dust (<.25mm) Lapilli- Little Stones (<64mm)

18 Pyroclastic Flow-Ash Cloud over Plymouth On July 27, 1996 from Soufri`ere Hills West Indies

19 Mount Pinatubo (Phillipines) June 15–16, 1991 Pyroclastic Flow Killed 350 people and destroyed a U.S. military base Nearly 1-ft depth of ash covered buildings over a 40- km radius Huge cloud of ash 400 km wide into nearly 40 km elevation Affected global climate (cooler summer the next year; global temp differences 0.5°C, ~1°F)

20 Pyroclastic Flows -St. Pierre, Martinique West Indies Destroyed by a from Mont Pelee 1902 Explosion-A convicted murderer sole survivor

21 Harry Glicken at Mt. St. Helens Observation Site in 1980 before the eruption that blew off the top of the mountain. He is looking toward the bulge on the flank of the volcano. This is the post that when it erupted the observation post was destroyed and the geologist at the site was killed.

22 Mount St. Helens Pyroclastic Flow From Mount St. Helens Mount St. Helens May 18, 1980, erupted after a 120- year dormancy Earthquake (4–5 magnitude) Lateral blast impacted 19 miles at 1000 km/h Mudflows reached nearly 100 km (60 miles) away Ash/tephra materials spread over WA, ID, and west MT Its maximum altitude (peak) reduced by 450 meters (over 1476 ft) Killed 57 people, damaged 100 homes, 800 million feet of timber: Total cost $3 billion

23 Volcanic Materials - Pyroclastics Volcanic Ash from Mt. St. Helens Blocks from Kilauea Volcanic Breccia at Mt. Lassen Bombs may form streamline shape in the air from Mt. Kea

24 Volcanic Bomb Kilauea threw a 14 ton bomb ½ mile !!!!! Stromboli threw a 2 ton bomb 2 miles!!!

25 Lapilli (little stones)

26 Types of Volcanoes 1.Shield volcanoes 2.Cinder Cones 3.Composite (Stratovolcanoes)

27 1. Shield Volcanoes and Their Characteristics Shield Volcano Very Thin Lava Flows Kilauea in Hawaii Fluidity of Hawaiian Lavas is evident even after they solidified- Pahoehoe (Pa hoy hoy) ropy- texture

28 1. Shield Volcano Mauna Loa-gentle slope Hawaii

29 Mauna Kea Shield Volcano

30 2. Cinder Cone Paricutin Mexico pyroclastics flung out vent Typical Symmetric Form

31 Stromboli Eruption of October 2005 at night tours/stromboli_updates.html

32 3. Composite or Stratovolcano Alternating layers of lava and pyroclastics Two Composite volcanoes of the Cascade Range, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainier before 1980 Mt. St. Helens

33 April 29, 2007 Mt. Etna (Italy)

34 Caldera-The magma chamber below a volcano is emptied and the cone collapses and leaves a large basin shaped depression

35 June 1912 eruption of Novarupta Volcano altered the Katmai area dramatically the largest eruption in the 20th century Severe earthquakes rocked the area for a week before Novarupta exploded with cataclysmic force more than 40 square miles of lush green land lay buried beneath volcanic deposits as much as 700 feet deep ! for two days a person could not see a lantern held at arm's length

36 Alaskan Eruption The Novarupta Volcano

37 Predicting Volcanic Eruptions Classification by activity: Knowledge of previous eruptions can help predict future –Active: –Dormant: –Extinct: Volcanic Activity –Small Earthquakes –Temperature changes –Number of Earthquakes –Increase In strength of earthquakes –Bulging at the surface

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