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Volcanoes - VOLCANOES -Kilauea, a volcano is Hawaii has...

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VOLCANOES -Kilauea, a volcano is Hawaii has produced some devastating and deadly explosive eruptions in the past -in a battle between to Kings in the 1800’s, as one King was travelling with his men, volcano, Kamehameha erupted killing anywhere from 80 to hundreds of the men which was the biggest volcanic eruption in the US to this day -When volcanic eruptions occur, anything from mud, debris, and hot rocks can be hurled from it -Eruptions in Hawaii are typically characterized by the relatively quiet outflow of very fluid lava and by sometimes spectacular lava fountains -we refer to non-explosive volcanism as “Hawaiian Type” -Although explosive eruptions at Kilauea are infrequent, deposits of ash discovered by USGS and other scientists document that they actually occur about as often as explosive eruptions from volcanoes in the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest, which includes Mount St. Helens, Washington -Explosive eruptions at Kilauea are thought to be caused when water comes into contact
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2012 for the course ATOC 181 taught by Professor - during the Fall '06 term at McGill.

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