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Unformatted text preview: ocean plate in which one is pushed under the other. A popular volcano in the United States is Kilauea in the big island of Hawaii. This volcano, which is considered a national park, is the most visited volcanoes among all other volcanoes in the world. This volcano is also said to have the longest uninterrupted eruption in the world because of the unceasing explosions that have been happening sense 1983. The second volcano I am mentioning is because I am a Washington state resident, of course this is Mount Saint Helens. This volcano erupted in 1980 and showed a 5.1 on the Richter scale, which lead to the collapse of the north side of the mountain and resulted in a lot of avalanche debris. This also burnt down around 230 square miles of forest and killing 60 people, this eruption also dramatically changed the landscape surrounding the mountain....
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course SCI 245 245 taught by Professor Hallin during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '11