Volcanoes Emily hicks and aslyn saNders

What is a volcano?

a mountain or hill, typically conical, having a crater or vent through which lava, rock fragments, hot vapor, and gas are being or have been erupted from the earth's crust.

Can a volcano occur in Kentucky?

No, because Kentucky sits atop a tectonically inactive region

How to prepare for a volcano

Have an evacuation plan to move away from the coming lava if you're anywhere closer than 20 miles to a volcano

If you're outside wear protectant clothes and goggles to protect skin and eyes from the ashes. and cover your mouth and nose so you won't inhale as much smoke.

Volcano facts

Fresh volcanic ash, made of pulverized rock, can be harsh, acidic, gritty, glassy and smelly. The ash can cause damage to the lungs of older people, babies and people with respiratory problems

An erupting volcano can trigger tsunamis, flash floods, earthquakes, mudflows and rockfalls

There are more than 500 active volcanoes in the world. More than half of these volcanoes are part of the "Ring of Fire," a region that encircles the Pacific Ocean

The sound of an eruption volcano can be quiet and hissing or explosive and booming. The loud cracks travel hundreds of miles and do the most damage, including hearing loss and broken glass.

Sources

"11 Facts About Volcanoes." DoSomething.org | Volunteer for Social Change. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2016.

"Volcano Safety Tips | Volcano Preparedness | Red Cross." American Red Cross. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2016.

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