Myths and legends of various gods controlling their own volcanoes.

Laki, Iceland (1783)
The eruption of Laki in 1783 is another example of volcanic activity which had global consequences. The eruption in 1783 lasted for nearly a year and released 15 cubic kilometres of lava over just 8 months. The lava released huge amounts of sulphur dioxide and fluorine, which affected the climate causing famine and weather anomalies in the Northern Hemisphere. As a result of drought, famine and gas poisoning, 9350 people died in Iceland as well as thousands of livestock.

A similar eruption of Laki would have a huge consequence for the Northern Hemisphere today.

Ash flows are the most destructivetype of volcanic activity.

Many people have their ideas of what they believe volcanoes are.

Today there are about 500 active volcanoes in the world.

If you know why something happens it will be easier to predict future plate tectonic movement by looking for the signs of an approaching earthquake or volcanic eruption and so minimizing the danger by taking the actions necessary because so far it is impossible to stop them and if it were the earth would not be able to release its underground pressure and shake itself...

The volcanic landscape of Mustafar.

The active Hawaiian volcanoes have received special attention worldwide because of their frequent spectacular eruptions, which can be viewed and studied with a relative ease and safety....

Heavier gases than air, particularly CO2, can also flow down the sides of the volcano.

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Nyiragongo, Democratic Republic of Congo (2002)
Nyiragongo erupted on January 7th 2002, destroying 15% of the city of Goma. Nyiragongo is well known for its large volumes of lava flows that cause devastation and destruction to anything in its path. In 2002 the lava flows spilt the city of Goma into sections, killing 147 of which 50 died during a petrol station explosion. The eruption also destroyed 14,000 homes, left 75% of the population displaced and led to the evacuation of 400,000 people.

An eruption in 1977 also killed an estimated 2000 people and destroyed villages in its path.

The volcano is active today, however due to the activity being confined to the crater, no victims have been claimed. When the next disaster will occur will only a matter of time.

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Many of Kilauea's pre-1924 explosive eruptions that produced significant ash deposits probably happened when the volcano's summit crater was so deep that its floor was below the water table, letting ground water seep in to form a lake. Whenever magma erupted into the lake water, violent explosions of steam and volcanic gases resulted. These explosions fragmented the magma into tiny ash particles and drove ash-laden steam clouds (pyroclastic surges), like those that killed Keoua's warriors, out of the crater at speeds as great as 100 miles an hour (160 km/h).

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The explosive history of Kilauea continues to be revealed through investigations by USGS and other scientists. Knowledge gained from these studies is being used at HVO to identify communities at risk from eruptions of Hawai'i's active volcanoes. These volcanoes are being closely monitored by HVO scientists so that they can alert the public and local government officials to impending eruptions. The work of HVO is part of the USGS Volcano Hazard Program's ongoing efforts to help protect people's lives and property from volcano hazards in all of the volcanic regions of the United States, including Hawai'i, Alaska, Wyoming, California, and the Pacific Northwest.

Explosive volcanoes cause most of the volcano-related fatalities

Also known as a composite volcano, Tambora is a tall conical volcano (cone like structure) where layers of the walls are built by hardened lava and volcanic ash.

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Because the water table at Kilauea currently lies about 1,700 feet (520 m) below the rim of Halema'uma'u, there is little chance of imminent explosive eruptions. However, since the early 1820's, the floor of Kilauea's summit crater has dropped to within 300 feet (90 m) of the water table at least three times, and any future subsidence of this magnitude would be cause for concern. Future explosive eruptions of Kilauea could endanger the lives of the thousands of people who live, work, or spend time as visitors near the volcano.