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Journey Inside a Volcano

Volcanoes are one of nature's scariest phenomena. At any given time, 516 volcanoes are active on Earth. To learn more about these powerful forces, check out the following sites:

  • Volcano World
    Volcano World is one of the most complete volcano sources available anywhere. Start with the teaching and learning section to gain basic knowledge about types of volcanoes, learn volcano facts and even learn how to built your own model volcano. Then move on to the Volcanoes! section of the site. Volcano World houses a database of all known volcanoes, and you can view pictures and read information about any of them. You can even check out volcanoes located on other planets!

  • Volcanoes in the Learning Web
    The U.S. Geological Survey presents this site featuring basic information about volcanoes. Why do volcanoes erupt? Where do volcanoes erupt? Why do volcanoes grow? You'll find the answers here.




  • Volcanoes
    The U.S. Geological Survey offers the complete text of this useful publication by volcanologist Robert Tilling. It includes detailed information on types of volcanoes, geological theories surrounding volcanoes and volcano monitoring and research.

Now that your volcano knowledge is up to date, travel around the world through these sites to get the inside view!

  • Volcano Adventures
    View these stories and photos to get the inside scoop on real volcanic adventures.

  • Visit a Volcano
    This site will let you get up close and personal with volcanoes in the western United States. Tour famous U.S. volcanoes like Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier, and view "VolcanoCams" -- live photos of western U.S. volcanoes.

  • To experience active volcanoes firsthand, take a trip to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. Check out the area's current state after 70 million years of volcanism, including daily scientists updates, maps, live cameras, photo galleries and weather information. Make sure to also check out Volcano World's Hawaii Volcanoes National Park site, where you can see road and trail guides, common questions and the latest updates on eruptions. You can also read all about the history of the Hawaiian Islands and its volcanoes on the American Park Network's website.
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