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Volcanoes - Where in the World?

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Global Earthquakes and Volcanoes

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Geography Activities


Geographical Visualisation

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Google Earth Volcano Layer
  1. Turn off all the Google Earth Layers.
  2. Turn on the 'Terrain' and the 'Borders and Labels' layers.
  3. Visit the Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program Website and download the Holocene Volcanoes Placemarks. Open the placemark file with Google Earth. It will appear in the Places window.
  4. Use the Ruler tool to find the nearest volcano to your school.
Developments Ideas
  1. Use the KML Circle Generator to draw concentric circles radiating from your school's location to help determine the closest volcano.
  2. Visit the Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program Website and download the SI / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report Network Link.

Volcanoes - Where in the World?

Use an atlas or Google Earth to mark and label the following volcanoes onto a blank world map.
Avachinsky-Koryaksky, Kamchatka, Russia
Colima, Jalisco and Colima, Mexico Key Volcano
Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy Key Volcano
Galeras, Nariño, Colombia
Mauna Loa, Hawaii, USA Key Volcano
Mount Merapi, Central Java, Indonesia
Mount Nyiragongo, Democratic Republic of the Congo Key Volcano
Mount Rainier, Washington, US Key Volcano
Sakurajima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
Santamaria/Santiaguito, Guatemala Key Volcano
Santorini, Cyclades, Greece
Taal Volcano, Luzon, Philippines Key Volcano
Teide, Canary Islands, Spain
Ulawun, New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Mount Unzen, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan Key Volcano
Vesuvius, Naples, Italy
The Decade Volcanoes refer to the 16 volcanoes identified by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI) as being worthy of particular study in light of their history of large, destructive eruptions and proximity to populated areas. The Decade Volcanoes project encourages studies and public-awareness activities at these volcanoes, with the aim of achieving a better understanding of the volcanoes and the dangers they present, and thus being able to reduce the severity of natural disasters. | Source
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Geography Review



Option One

Learn the names and locations for the Decade Volcanoes marked with a Key Volcano. Test next lesson ... Wink

Option Two

Identify the closest active volcano to your school and then produce a factfile on it. on facebook
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